CBS San Francisco: [...] Crews were working to clean up an oil spill caused by bullet holes at a PG&E transmission center just southeast of San Jose, a PG&E spokesman said. [...] “We are currently on site assessing the magnitude of the vandalism and the impact,” he said. [...]
KTVU: Vandalism to major power transformer triggers power alert [...] Utility officials issued an emergency flex power alert for the Silicon Valley Tuesday after vandals riddled a key PG&E substation with bullets. [...] PG&E was reporting heavy damage to transformers at the substation following gunshots heard during an apparent vandalism in the early morning hours. [...]
NBC Bay Area: Statewide Emergency Alert to Conserve Energy After PG&E Substation Vandalized [...] About 10,000 gallons of oil began leaking Tuesday morning from a transformer at a San Jose PG&E substation [...] As of 10 a.m., hazardous material crews were still cleaning up the mess, and deputies have not yet been able to get inside. [...] Two hours after the gunfire was reported, PG&E called the sheriff’s office to report that their security fence had been “breached” in the 100 block of Metcalf Road near U.S. Highway 101. About the same time, and not too far away, Gilroy and Morgan Hill police departments reported that 911 calls from land lines were not working Tuesday morning. Stenderup said it was too early in the investigation to tell if the events were related.
San Jose Mercury News: [...] There were multiple gunshots heard at the facility,” said PG&E spokesman Jason King. “We have crews on the scene and we are currently assessing the situation.” [...] PG&E reported that at least five transformers were damaged. [...]
UPDATE HERE: Sabotage: High-powered rifle used in attack on California power substation -- Same perpetrators blamed for cutting AT&T fiberoptic cables -- Objective was "shutting down the system" -- FBI now leading investigation (VIDEO)
Published: April 16th, 2013 at 2:24 pm ET