By Bay City News
Thousands of Bay Area residents were without power today as rain and wind pounded the region, a utility spokeswoman said.
The majority of outages were reported in the North Bay, where 5,300 customers were without power in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties as of 1:30 p.m., PG&E spokeswoman Jana Morris said.
According to the PG&E power outage map, there were seven outages in San Rafael affecting 268 customers. Larkspur also had seven outages affecting 217 households and Mill Valley had four, with 70 people in the dark. Smaller outages were reported in San Anselmo, Novato and Fairfax, where less than 50 people in each town were affected.
In the East Bay, around 1,375 customers were experiencing outages, Morris said.
In San Francisco, 88 customers were in the dark, and just 28 Peninsula customers were without service.
In the South Bay, 50 customers were without power, Morris said.
Crews were assessing each outage individually, and estimated restoration times were varied, Morris said.
Anyone who encounters downed power lines should call 911 immediately.
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