Classes were canceled at Nixon and Escondido elementary schools on Wednesday morning because both campuses were without power.
Strong winds knocked out electricity to areas scattered across the Midpeninsula on Tuesday, Feb. 21, including large portions of Menlo Park, Atherton and Stanford. Across the Bay Area, at least 112,400 customers were impacted on Tuesday evening, according to PG&E.
Many areas remained without power on Wednesday morning, according to PG&E's outage map. Nearly 60,000 customers throughout the Bay Area remained without power as of 10 a.m. on Wednesday, a PG&E spokesperson said.
Both Escondido and Nixon sit near Stanford University's campus and hadn't regained power on Wednesday, according to PG&E's map. There wasn't an estimated restoration time for electricity on either site.
Escondido Elementary School families were notified of the closure in a 6:30 a.m. email, according to a copy of the message that parent Sherri Fujieda shared with the Weekly. The campus lost power shortly after 2 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a follow-up email from the school at roughly 6:45 a.m.
"Classes and all school events scheduled for today are canceled," the school told parents. "We will send our community an update when our power is restored."
The closure on Wednesday meant a fifth grade field trip at Escondido was canceled, Fujieda told the Weekly. Half the fifth graders had been scheduled to go to Hidden Villa and the other half to Stanford on Wednesday. The students had gone on the other trip on Tuesday.
Fujieda said that her son was really looking forward to the Hidden Villa trip, but that the teacher said they will try to reschedule.