Palo Alto Weekly

News - May 25, 2012

Electrical outages planned for south Palo Alto

Utilities Department announces planned outages through June

Work to upgrade the City of Palo Alto's electrical system will cause intermittent power outages in south Palo Alto through June, the Utilities Department has announced.

The project will convert aging 4-kilovolt electrical systems into new 12-kilovolt systems. The area bounded by Alma Street, West Charleston Road, El Camino Real and Del Medio Avenue will be affected.

Work will go on Monday through Friday, from approximately 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents in the area will notice PAR Electric construction crews with their line trucks, equipment and materials working on the overhead electric distribution system.

Streets could be partially blocked from time to time, but in general, traffic will be minimally impacted, officials said in a statement Thursday. No major roads or lanes will be involved or blocked on a permanent basis.

Some customers will experience one or two (some customers, possibly three) planned outages during the conversion project. Residents will receive individual notices before the outages occur, the department said.

Other outage information is available through Electric Operations at 650-496-6933 or 650-496-6914.

—Sue Dremann

Comments

Posted by resident, a resident of Charleston Meadows
on May 24, 2012 at 4:20 pm

does this impact any of the schools (JLS, Fairmeadow, Cubberly, etc.)


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