Update: 6,000 Belmont Homes, Businesses Without Power

Not much is known as to the cause, but PG&E says it power should be restored by 11:00 p.m.

Update: Wed., Sept. 19 10:05 p.m.

Giants 7   Rockies 1   Bottom of the 8th (How dare the power go out during the Giants game!)


Update: Wed., Sept. 19 9:55 p.m.

Belmont Patch Facebook users have posted that PG&E is reporting approximately 6,000 residences and businesses are without power a this time. The utility company says it expects to have power restored by 11:00 p.m.



Wed., Sept. 19  9:45 p.m.

The cause of the power outage that blackened most of Belmont at around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday has not yet been identified.

It appears that the outage stretches from Hiller Avenue to the east to Continentals Way to the west.

According to Belmont police, PG&E has arrived on the scene and are looking into the cause and attempting to get power restored.

The Belmont Police Department has been flooded with calls, but at this point,  does not have any specific details on the outage.  Police cars and officers are positioned at along Ralston Avenue to help motorists safely navigate the intersections since traffic lights are out.

Stay with Belmont Patch for updates throughout the evening.

Tell us: Is your power out?  What section of town are you in?

Joan S. Dentler (Editor) September 20, 2012 at 05:01 AM
Thank you to those of you who have been updating Patch on this situation.
Tim Linerud September 20, 2012 at 05:04 AM
My UPS at home has been kicking in all night
Love Belmont September 20, 2012 at 05:06 AM
I'm glad the restoral Is set for 11:00. How strange for this to happen when the weather is unremarkable.
James chan September 20, 2012 at 05:32 AM
Waiting for more update! Thanks!!!
George Metropulos September 20, 2012 at 05:38 AM
Power restored at 10:20. I'm near Cipriani and Alameda
Claire Karoly Ard September 20, 2012 at 05:40 AM
Didn't affect us here but I'm hearing all about it on Facebook!
Tim Hoffman September 20, 2012 at 05:51 AM
Even though George can't be more than 300 feet away from us on Miller Ave., our lights never even flickered tonight. You know someone in town must've had the oven, microwave, and bathroom heater on before plugging in an iron. There's got to be someone to blame!
George Metropulos September 20, 2012 at 05:57 AM
Tim--I must live in the 47% of Belmont that Romney doesn't care about.
Tim Hoffman September 20, 2012 at 06:15 AM
George- Interesting point. While that may or may not be the case, I think it's safe to say that a simple redistribution of power in town wouldn't necessarily have made any of us have more or less electricity than others. I call it a wash! ;o)
Linda September 20, 2012 at 05:30 PM
I think it was test to show us what could happen - like the new TV Series REVOLUTION, which aired last night..Oh that's right all you with no Power couldn't watch it....us folks in the east side had power - we must have paid our bill.... LOL
Michael Williams September 20, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Terrace Drive: Our neighbors to the west all had power, us and everyone east and below to Ralston were out. PG&E's Emergency phone did a good job of reporting right from the start of the outage... and had the power back up slightly before their estimate of 11:00 pm. The automated service also offered to alert us by phone or text when the power was restored... and to give us a wake-up call on request in case our alarm clock had crashed. Whatever caused it, PG&E did a good job of handling the repair and communications with customers.


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