Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Power Cut To Six Apart

ט' באב תשס"ז

In follow-up to an earlier entry today (posted first at my blogspot at 1:57 p.m.), Cutting Off A Curse Of Karet, an interesting news item reported at Foxnews:

Power Outages Darken Portion of Downtown San Francisco
Tuesday, July 24, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sporadic power failures hit the city Tuesday, affecting a broad swath of downtown, including the arena where the San Francisco Giants play.

About 51,000 homes and businesses were without electricity at the height of the outage, which started at about 2 p.m., said Pacific Gas & Electric spokeswoman Darlene Chiu.

Many were successfully rerouted to backup power circuits, but about 30,000 customers remained in the dark an hour later as PG&E crews worked to identify the outage's cause, Chiu said.

Six Apart Inc. said its sites began failing shortly before 2 p.m., and the company sent an e-mail to customers blaming the city's "power issues." The San Francisco-based blog hosting service reported that power had resumed shortly afterward, but employees were checking data and computers.

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