PG&E computer glitch causes false report of massive East Bay power outage, utility says

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Thursday, February 24, 2022
Image of PG&E outage map on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022.

EAST BAY, Calif. (KGO) -- A computer glitch is being blamed for the false reporting of a massive power outage in the East Bay Wednesday evening, according to Pacific, Gas and Electric (PG&E).

The utility's website originally reported that more than 77,000 customers were without power in parts of Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito and Richmond.

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However, that wasn't actually the case, all of those customers had power but PG&E says a technical error was reporting a massive outage.

The utility company has since deleted the post from it's website.

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