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Power outage impacts multiple neighborhoods

Crews looking into cause of disruption

About 4,500 electricity customers were without power for about four hours Thursday due to an outage concentrated in south Palo Alto that started late in the morning, Utilities spokeswoman Catherine Elvert said.

The outage that began around 11:25 a.m. spanned multiple neighborhoods, she said.

Crews have been called to make repairs and have fixed some underground equipment as of about 12:30 p.m, according to Elvert. They also checked overhead lines for any issues.

Power was initially estimated to return around 2 p.m. The department issued a tweet at 3:31 p.m. stating electricity was returned to all the impacted customers.

The cause of the outage is under investigation, though it could be related to the day's storm and high winds, Elvert said.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 16, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Which schools are affected by this and how are they managing?


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Posted by Donald
a resident of South of Midtown
on Nov 16, 2017 at 4:42 pm

So it seems that putting electric utilities underground does not prevent them from having problems in rainstorms.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 16, 2017 at 6:32 pm

Please update the cause of this outage. It would be interesting to know why underground cables failed due to rain.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Nov 17, 2017 at 12:59 am

PG&E just did some underground work in Front of Cubberly. I wonder if it was related?


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Posted by Visitor
a resident of South of Midtown
on Nov 17, 2017 at 11:02 am

Underground cables failed due to rain because they were wet.


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