Power outage Tuesday evening affects 10,000 residents

Update: 5/31/16: This story has been updated to reflect new information from PG&E spokesperson Jacqueline Ratto.

Roughly 10,000 residents of Downtown and South Berkeley were impacted by a power outage Tuesday evening, according to Pacific Gas and Electric Company spokesperson Jacqueline Ratto.

Power was restored to all customers as of 9:16 pm. Preliminary investigation determined that the cause of the power outage was related to equipment failure.

Ratto said that a lot of the equipment is able to perform a “self-heal type of process” and that customers should expect their power to be intermittently restored.

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