Oct 18, 2021
PG&E outages: Thousands remain without power in Bay Area
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SAN FRANCISCO -- While PG&E crews have restored power to customers in Pleasanton, power remains out in Vallejo and the Richmond-San Pablo area as well as for thousands of other customers around the Bay Area.
The largest outage from the weather as of 2:45 a.m. Monday is in San Mateo, where there are 25 separate outages affecting 6,770 customers.
There are another 3,809 customers in San Leandro without power.
According to PG&E's outage map, estimates when power will be restored range from none to as late as 9:30 a.m. Monday.
MAP: Here are current outages in Bay Area
Other locations in the Bay Area where PG&E is listing outages include Crockett, 1,711 customers; San Pablo, 1,698 customers; Richmond, 1,586 customers; Hayward, 1,185 customers; Oakland, 1,160 customers; and Vallejo, 743 customers.
The utility lists 27 other communities around the Bay Area where there are outages affecting fewer than 1,000 customers each.
- San Francisco: 1
- Peninsula: 5,046
- North Bay: 702
- East Bay: 9,494
- South Bay: 296
- Bay Area Total: 15,539
Stay with ABC7 News on this developing story.
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San Francisco Bay Bridge Toll Increasing To $7 On New Year’s Day
OAKLAND (CBS13) — A trip to the city by the Bay is going to cost a little more for drivers starting next year.
On New Year’s Day, Bay Area bridge tolls will be increasing by $1.READ MORE: Witness Describes I-5 Shooting That Left Man With Life-Threatening Injuries In Sacramento
This means that the regular toll for crossing the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will soon be $7.
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Drivers who got toll violation notices from FasTrak for unpaid invoices since the beginning of 2021 will also see a sharp reduction in penalties. This means that the penalty for a first violation drops to $25 from $25 and from $70 to $15 for the second violation notice.
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Voters and the state legislature approved the toll increases several years back.