Oct 14, 2016
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Storm-caused power outages in the East Bay have forced Contra Costa College to cancel classes today and shut the lights off at a number of local businesses.

Wind and rain caused thousands of residents and businesses to lose power this morning. At one point in the East Bay, as many as 11,500 PG&E customers lost power, mainly in the Richmond and San Pablo areas. As of 7:15 a.m. 10,700 were still without power, PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi said.

As of 11:45 a.m., power remained out for many of Richmond’s businesses, and traffic lights were still affected.

Contra Costa College posted this on social media:


Bay City News contributed to this report


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.