October 18, 2021

Electricity outage shuts down all S.F. cable automobile company

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A pigeon walks earlier a cable auto in San Francisco adorned in Lunar New 12 months decorations. SFMTA stopped all cable car or truck provider Thursday, Sept. 9, just after a energy outage at its cable automobile barn.

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency shut down all a few of the city’s cable motor vehicle strains Thursday afternoon due to a energy outage.

The agency’s cable car barn was evacuated thanks to a smoke alarm, and while the evacuation get was afterwards lifted, a subsequent power outage place a prevent to all cable motor vehicle support, SFMTA mentioned in a tweet.

Bus shuttles ended up deployed to replace cable car or truck service, the company reported.

Andy Picon is a San Francisco Chronicle personnel author. E-mail: andy.picon@hearst.com Twitter: @andpicon