233 without power after car accident

This photo sent to ABC7 on Twitter shows the aftermath of a car accident that caused a significant power outage Friday morning in San Francisco. (Twitter / @FashionPRSF)

June 24, 2011 2:18:30 PM PDT
Power has been restored this afternoon to all but 233 PG&E customers in an outage that affected thousands earlier today when a car struck a power pole in San Francisco, a utility spokeswoman said.

Around 6,700 customers lost power shortly before noon when a vehicle struck a pole at Leavenworth and Filbert streets.

PG&E estimates the remaining customers will have their power restored by early this evening, probably a little after 5 p.m., spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said.

The city's Nob Hill, Telegraph Hill and Russian Hill neighborhoods were affected, as well as Pier 39.