The Latest: Substation was set for upgrade before blackout – California News

The Latest: Substation was set for upgrade before blackout – California News

The Latest on a widespread power outage in San Francisco (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

A utility company spokesman says a power substation that failed and caused a blackout in San Francisco had been set to be part of a $100 million upgrade.

Pacific Gas & Electric also said Friday that power had been restored to all but 3,000 of the almost 90,000 customers hit by the outage.

Spokesman Barry Anderson said the outage was a “case where the equipment failed before we could get to it.”

He said something went wrong with a circuit breaker that made it explode but the utility isn’t sure yet what happened.

The outage…

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