Large Power Outage Affecting Over 30,000 Danville, San Ramon Customers

SAN RAMON VALLEY – Tens of thousands of PG&E customers and 17 schools are being affected by a large power outage across Blackhawk, Danville, San Ramon and Alamo.

According to the PG&E website, 30,000 people in the area were without power Thursday morning. The cause of the outage has not yet been determined, but San Ramon Police reported a “blown transformer” near Alcosta Boulevard.

Police, PG&E, public works and fire department officials worked to close major intersections and set up traffic control measures. Danville Police are reminding motorists to treat all “dark” intersections as 4-way stops and to use patience and caution getting through the area.

Early reports indicated the outage may be caused by downed power lines on the Iron Horse Trail near Crow Canyon Road.

San Ramon Police initially shut down Crow Canyon Road at Alcosta Boulevard due to the outage.

At 10:00 am, PG&E updated customers saying only 6,000 were without power. San Ramon Police have also opened up all eastbound lanes of Crown Canyon Road at Alcosta Blvd.

At 11:00 am, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District said 15 of their 17 schools affected by the outage had power restored.

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