At 9:05 p.m., the lights went out in and around downtown Martinez and North Concord. According to PG&E spokesperson Tamar Sarkissian, the outage affected 3,222 people before power was restored completely at 12:05 a.m.
"We worked as quickly as possible to begin restoring sections of customers," Sarkissian said. "We apologize for the inconvenience, and worked as quickly and safely as possible to restore customers."
There is no official cause yet for the power outage, though some people said they saw a series of flashes shortly before the power outage, causing speculation that a transformer shorted out or blew up.
So, keeping in mind that this is a family publication, tell us what you did during the darkness. Did you sit with your family on the porch and chat? Did you just turn in for the night? Or did you keep your battery-powered laptop burning bright, posting about the outage on Facebook? Tell us in the comments.