A fallen tree branch left more than 4,300 Union City residents in the dark Sunday.
According to PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian, a branch fell on a power line and caused a blackout that lasted from 5 to 10:30 p.m.
The widespread outage affected 4,384 homes in the areas surrounding the northern stretch of Alvarado-Niles Road, she said.
Residents from as far as Tidewater Drive, located just off of Smith Street near Dyer Street, to neighborhoods near the library told Union City Patch they were without power for several hours.
Sarkissian said crews responded to the outage immediately and restored power to about 2,400 residents by 7 p.m.
“We want to apologize to our customers who were impacted by this,” Sarkissian said. “We know it was an inconvenience and we always work as quickly as possible to restore our customers’ power.”