"Everything's Out" - San Francisco Blackout Shuts Down BART, Traffic Lights, Business Across Downtown

Tyler Durden's picture

A massive power outage in San Francisco on Friday morning caused a blackout in neighborhoods across the city, from the Financial District to the Presidio, forcing the closure of businesses, a federal courthouse and a BART station, officials said. As SFGates reports, a spokesman for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said at least 90,000 customers lost power.

BART’s Montgomery Station was closed due to the outage, which struck after 9 a.m. BART rains were running through Montgomery Station without stopping. Cable cars were also impacted and shuttles were put in place to provide service, according to the Municipal Transportation Agency.

There were reports of traffic lights out in many city intersections, and traffic was backing up on downtown streets. The Phillip Burton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse at 450 Golden Gate Ave. was among the many buildings closed down by the outage.


A PG&E spokesman said the company was trying to determine the cause of the outage, as well as how long it would take to restore power.

The San Francisco Fire Department was responding to calls for service, but reported no injuries as of 10 a.m.

Of course, it could be worse..

So far the Russians have not been blamed.

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NugginFuts's picture

"Who run BARTer town????"

InjectTheVenom's picture

Russia to be blamed in   3 .... 2 .... 1  .   .   .   .

techpriest's picture

By extension, the EBT cards no longer work.

How long before the riots start?

CheapBastard's picture

This is another good example of why Jerry Brown needs Kornifornians to spend $1.25 Billion on an [inefficent, cost overrun] high speed rail that will hemorrhage money every year and break down every other week.

Stuck on Zero's picture

Not to worry. These things happen in third world countries all the time.

froze25's picture

Quick throw a foam party, perfect distraction, those people are into that right? Lets ask Marco Rubio, he knows for sure.

Automatic Choke's picture

does anybody know if i can recharge my "hello kitty vibrator" off of the usb port in my Tesla?


Countrybunkererd's picture

Arr your bank are berong to us, Donard!!

HenryHall's picture

>> Not to worry. These things happen in third world countries all the time.

Yes, but USA has been third world only since recently. People are not used to it.


wildbad's picture

Kim jong Un! EMP!!!

glass his lot

HowdyDoody's picture

Thankfully essential services such as Twitter feeds are not affected by these power outages.


Boris Alatovkrap's picture

This is big mistake for Russian to hack San Francisco because now is raise ire of SJW and LBQTUVXYZ community.

In other news, with loss of electrical power and refrigeration unit, many snowflake is now in potential meltdown.

MalteseFalcon's picture

The centralized grid is a clear and present danger to all Americans.

It is the Archilles heel of American security.

The grid exists, because it allows the consolidation of power into a small number of hands.

There is no economic benefit to the people with a highly centralized grid.

Decentralize the production and distribution of power.

In your own home get an LNG tank, and a home generator.

Or solar panels.

SoDamnMad's picture

EMP response practice OR getting back at the Soros-Berkeley riot members.  Dark and cold in mamas basement.

nmewn's picture

lol...mommy, please help us.

So on a "lighter" note for my "progressive" friends in San Francisco, I was out picking corn dogs yesterday and it occurred to me than mustard would be awesome on them!

What cattails?  ;-)

Secret Weapon's picture

Gerbil got loose and chewed through a power cable.

BGO's picture

Don't believe the "the power grid is old" nonsense. The power grid is old. But in this context it's a bullshit story. Power went out in the NYC subway this morning too. No coincidence.

Remember back around 2003 when the entire Eastern seaboard went black. Unprecedented. Then Paris went black. Unprevedented. Then some city in Australia went black. Unprecedented. All one right after the other. Also no coincidence.

Blue Vervain's picture

Agreed - the probabilities of separate rare outages occurring in such tight groupings within multi-year timespans are extremely remote. If they are the result of an attack the authorities would never admit it because it would show the population that they are the soft, exposed underbelly within easy reach.

FreedomWriter's picture

Once heard a theory that by shutting down the grid it would allow satellites and surveillance aircraft to more easily detect hidden nuclear devices, Yeah, I know, just some crazy tin-foil hat conspiracy theory right,...

MalteseFalcon's picture

"Don't believe the "the power grid is old" nonsense."

Even if it is,  I don't want it rebuilt. 

It shouldn't exist.

Clycntct's picture

No melting snow flakes Official new name-SnowTurd


Idaho potato head's picture

Can't do that, first all the transgender toilets need to be installed, priorities and all....

divingengineer's picture

Not to worry, the train runs on dreams not electricity, so you'll be fine.

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A. Boaty's picture

An area with a developed electrical grid can last two weeks without power before things start to fall apart big time.

VZ58's picture

Now let's all imagine te SJW crowd without their Iphones and lattes and wifi for two weeks. How are they going to cope? How are they going to call mommy?

jeffglobal's picture

They already have a fix for that.  The one time EBT cards stopped working, and I shit you not, people shopping in stores like COSTCO were allowed to buy whatever they want, and "owe" it.


PS.  It didn't work out well for COSTCO.

techpriest's picture

I remember that. It didn't work out well at all. Not for Wal-Mart either.

Insatiant's picture

Damn Ruskies! Gotta catch 'em all. (/sarc)

Giant Meteor's picture

Me, Master Blaster run Bartertown.



or the FED,  mileage may vary, tax and tags extra ..

jeffglobal's picture

This is from Assange's release of CIA cyberwarfare tools.  The interesting thing about it, is the US is bare assed open to those cyberweapons, because the CIA under COG was going to use them on the American public.  Assange is a hero.  He begged to have the US rogue govt take his olive branch.  He knows he's a dead man walking.  Pompeo and the rest of the velvet mafia thought they could fk anyone.  Not really.  There is NO fix no matter the infinite fiat currency because these are ZERO DAY HARDWARE vulnerabilities.  Too funny, for such geniuses to have missed.  Start replacing every computer everywhere.  Now...go!

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Title: "Everything's Out" - San Francisco Blackout Shuts Down BART, Traffic Lights, Business Across Downtown

My response: NIBIRU and NEMESIS Solar System accompanied by Earth Polar Shift??? Confirmation would be the occurrance of a few unexplained earthquakes along with some surprise volcanic activity.

Two weeks ago, west coast was hit by communication sysyem outgage.

The year 2017 is the year of WEIRD STUFF. September 23rd and month of Sep'17 is key time frame for celesitial alignments.

CheapBastard's picture

This is a dry run by the left wing liberal Dem leaders in SF for next week when Ann Coulter arrives to give her speech:


Ann Coulter vows to speak at Berkeley despite cancellation by left wing anti-free speechers

Ann Coulter fired off an angry stream of tweets Wednesday vowing to speak as planned next week at the University of California, Berkeley after campus officials called off the event for security concerns.

"I WILL BE SPEAKING NEXT THURSDAY," the right-wing commentator tweeted, calling the move to cancel her planned event on April 27 a ban on free speech.



I enjoyed her response to Berkeley which bascially indrectly clarifies the liability they have to protect people on their campus and ensure it's a safe place. Berkely cannot abdicate their duty by simply ignoring it. Anyone who get shurt as a result of berkley's failure to furnish reasonable safety has a GREAT lawsuit imo. I'm not a lawyer but that's my opinion if I were a juror.


detached.amusement's picture

yeah get back to us when they actually photograph that shit, or is it going to stay completely invisible until its 500,000 miles away or something stupid?

mc225's picture

some people say nibiru is approaching from 'behind the sun'. in a 'flat earth' scenario, that might work. but in a 'solar system' scenario such as most people believe in, it would mean that nibiru were in a sort of spiral, because the earth is constantly rotating around the sun. it could be though that nibiru is in 'another light spectrum' and thus cannot easily be seen. of course, people have been calling for nibiru for over 13 years now so who knows?

Dugald's picture


North Korea strikes back.............

orangegeek's picture

buh buh buh ma electric car....

DirtySanchez's picture

Hopefully, those aholes will get their power back on by Christmas.

By then, most of these motherfuckers will have eaten each other.

CClarity's picture

- Sanctuary City punishment?

- Russian Hack?

NYC subway and areas also hit this am

IridiumRebel's picture

I'd say crumbling infrastructure is more likely to be blamed.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

A lot of NY subway hardware in place for a century or more.