Power expected to return by 7 p.m.

The power outage map as of 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5.

Power is out in northern and eastern Palo Alto because a tree branch fell on a line, the Utilities Department said today (Aug. 5).

The outage was reported just before 4 p.m. and is estimated to end around 7 p.m., the city said. 

There are 1,700 homes and businesses that are without power.

The Rincanoda Library closed for the day, the city said.