Bay City News Service
Gusty winds and rain this morning have caused thousands of Bay Area residents to lose power, a PG&E spokesman said.
There are outages in Sonoma and Napa counties. In Sonoma county, at least one tree has fallen and affected a power line.
As many as 8,500 San Francisco residents were without power in the city's Sunset District, J.D. Guidi said. Crews were on the way to the scene, where power lines were reportedly downed by winds at about 6:a.m., he said.
As many as 20,000 residents in the Santa Rosa area were affected by several separate outages, Guidi said.
In the East Bay, around 1,259 customers were without power, and 1,297 Peninsula residents were impacted by the storms. PG&E crews will work throughout the day to restore power as quickly as possible, Guidi said.