VIDEO: Hundreds still without power in the East Bay


SAN LEANDRO (KRON)—The East Bay is still recovering from the stormy weekend and hundreds are still without power.

KRON4’s Hermela Aregawi reports when we can expect power to be fully restored.

No word yet on when that will happen, but things are getting better quickly.

Earlier on Sunday, more than 1,500 people in the Bay Area didn’t have power.

That number has dropped to about 300 as crews continue to make repairs.

On Sunday night, about 20 crews are out in the East Bay working to restore power.

This San Leandro crew has been out here hours working on a broken power pole.

Crews tell me once this job is done, more than 2 dozen homes will have power again after sitting in the dark all day.

“The power has been out since about 10:30,” one I haven’t been able to heat up any food, charge my phone or watch TV.”

Residents here eagerly wait for their lights to come back on as crews install a new power pole.

Many here say they’ve adjusted their weekend plans as result of the storm.

“I didn’t get out as much,” one man said. “I took BART a little bit more because I didn’t want to be on the roads and I had to work this morning so I didn’t really have much for today.”

Pleasanton remains the hardest hit.

More than 200 homes are still in the dark Sunday night.

PG&E can’t say when power will be fully restored, but they tell KRON4 that crews will be working throughout the night on repairs.

Roads remained slick for most of the day even after the rain stopped.

The California Highway Patrol says over the weekend, more than 100 car accidents were reported in the Bay Area.

“Just driving a little slower on the freeways because the roads are a little slippery and people are driving extremely fast,” one man said. “Definitely have to go out and get more rain gear don’t have enough rain gear if it’s going to be raining like it did today and Friday.”

We’ll start to get some relief on Monday as the rain dies down.

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