Power restored; outage caused by a bird

10:30 p.m. — Power has been restored. Utilities says it was caused by a bird getting caught in a power line.

9:41 p.m. — The Palo Alto Utilities Department reports that 240 customers have lost power tonight. The outage has occurred some sections of the Evergreen, Green Acres, College Terrace, Ventura, Charleston and Alta Mesa neighborhoods. City crews are troubleshooting now. The Utilities Department said on Twitter that restoration may be around 1 a.m. Go to for immediate updates.