Power restored after outage at Marin General

December 22, 2011 12:12:53 PM PST
Services came to a standstill and patients had to be turned away at Marin General this morning after a power outage left the hospital and nearly 4,000 other customers in the dark.

PG&E officials say a third-party construction crew dug into one of their electrical lines near the hospital just before 9 this morning. Marin General staff say their backup generators kicked in and power was restored around 10.

Ambulances were diverted for an hour during the outage but patients are now being accepted again.