A power outage in San Rafael and Novato left 20,000 without electricity at its peak Tuesday evening, a PG&E spokesman said.
The outage began at 6:04 p.m. and as of shortly before 7 p.m. 11,000 customers were still without power, PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi said.
PG&E crews are in San Rafael investigating but have not yet determined the cause of the outage. There is no estimated time for restoration, Guidi said.
The outage appeared to be affecting most of Gerstle Park, residences on the hill south of Gerstle Park and portions of Marinwood, Santa Venetia and Terra Linda, according to San Rafael Patch Facebook followers.
Power was also out in Novato (in Hamilton and Ignacio) and Kentfield.
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