Fremont residents lost power nearly all of Tuesday

There are a lot of people in the Brookvale Park neighborhood who are glad that Tuesday was unseasonably cool. A broken PG&E cable kept about 100 customers in the dark and without power from 7:30 a.m. to about midnight.

The failed cable was located underneath Fremont Boulevard near Nicolet Street, but for some reason a lot of the homes most affected were on the other side of the shopping center there — on Purcell Place, Baldwin Place, Ronda Court and Eden Court.

About 100 customers lost power from 7:30 a.m. to midnight.

PG&E had to dig up a portion of Paseo Padre Fremont Boulevard (my bad, too much Fremont Festival talk) to replace the cable, which is why they say it took so long to restore power to people in those homes.

Matt Artz


  1. We were indeed glad that the weather cooperated, but the lack of information was discouraging. Calling PG&E got you only a recorded message, which originally promised restoration at 5:30. The message was updated to estimate 9:30 p.m. and offered a callback with status updates. But there was no power at 9:30 and no callback.

    I’m still puzzled. There didn’t appear to be any digging going on along Paseo Padre that night. The PG&E crews seemed to be clustered along Tamayo. And the word on the street was that the outage was caused by an electrical fire at the Lucky store–which incidentally was ablaze with lights while we were in the dark.

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