A PG&E power outage that extends from Dogpatch and Mission Bay to Twin Peaks has caused a rush-hour nightmare for Muni commuters as all Muni Metro service was stopped as a result.
PG&E has said they expect power to be restored by 10:30 a.m., but that isn't going to help the great many people who rely on Muni to get to work who are stranded and/or waiting for bus shuttles right now. As ABC 7 reports, an estimated 22,000 homes and businesses are affected, in addition to the Muni light-rail system. The map shown below also indicates that parts of Mid-Market, Upper Market and the Castro may be affected.
KCBS's Matt Bigler reports that the problem appears connected to PG&E's Substation A in Dogpatch.
UPDATE: Power outage has impacted #MuniMetro rail service in the subway in both directions. We are organizing bus shuttles as quickly as possible to support svc b/t West Portal & Downtown. https://t.co/jqczl4CTlo— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) September 20, 2019
Now stranded at Church and Market because the tunnel is closed, all passengers kicked off the J. F trains not stopping.— Jen Rizzo (@jrizzo) September 20, 2019
PG&E is working to restore power to more than 22,000 customers in south eastern San Francisco. The current estimate for service restoration is 10:30 a.m. #PGE #SanFrancisco https://t.co/nlTiUaUNDq pic.twitter.com/k3VPbgnQz4— SFBay.ca (@sfbay) September 20, 2019
So, for once it seems the Muni system itself is not to blame, but that is little consolation.
SFist will update you as this situation hopefully clears up. Godspeed, commuters.