The Palo Alto Utilities Department reports that about 1,700 customers had lost their power starting at about 9:30 p.m. The cause of the outage is unknown, but likely caused by the storm. On Twitter, some residents reported hearing a bang and a flash of light. The department said they have a crew on its way and will provide updates via Twitter. The outage knocked out stoplights on Middlefield Road in south Palo Alto and the underpass at Oregon Expressway and Alma Street is flooded, as usual.
Update, 12:15 a.m., Thursday — Power has been cut to Woodside and Portola Valley, and possibly other areas west of Interstate 280. Update, 10:37 p.m., Wednesday — PG&E officials said […]
By the Daily Post staff Update 8:45 a.m. — Utilities spokeswoman Catherine Elvert said workers are still investigating the cause of the outage. She said they believe the problem may […]
BY EMILY MIBACH Daily Post Staff Writer The crisis that forced PG&E to cut power to the hills west of Interstate 280 is over, but it may take days for […]