Anyone else had power outage? Crimes & Incidents, posted by Sw, a resident of the Palo Verde neighborhood, on Feb 23, 2012 at 11:22 pm
We just had all our electricity go out with a strange noise......experienced total darkness for a few seconds, and then everything went back on. Wondering if we have an electrical problem in our house or if others had the same thing happen.
Posted by Person, a resident of the Fairmeadow neighborhood, on Feb 23, 2012 at 11:27 pm
Same, heard some sort of explosion/bang noise outside in the distance. I'm guessing something blew, but the system had a backup in place that had power back up and running. Glad the power came back, last time something blew(that I vividly remember) was in the middle of the night a couple years ago and power was out for a couple hours.
Posted by JC, a resident of the Palo Verde neighborhood, on Feb 23, 2012 at 11:55 pm
I thought my lightbulb went out, until I heard from everyone that the power went out. My family said they heard a boom too, (as did my grandma who lives in Colorado Park apartments) though I didn't b/c I was showering. It came back on after a few seconds so I guess it wasn't serious?
Posted by buffula, a resident of the Palo Verde neighborhood, on Feb 24, 2012 at 3:45 am
Same here. Everything went dark with a clanging buzz 4.5 hrs ago at 2315. Power only out for about a minute. Sounded like it was on my roof. Wondered if it was an animal on my power line or tv dish. Power came back on. Been fine since....other than blinking clocks.
Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Feb 24, 2012 at 11:10 am
I assume that this was a transformer blowing somewhere, and the power was diverted to a backup. It happened at a time when our family was just settling for the night and got everyone up and wide awake again for another 30 minutes.
Posted by city says, a resident of the Adobe-Meadows neighborhood, on Feb 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm
The city web site says:
"Thursday, February 23: At 11:15pm a faulty transformer switch caused a one minute power outage throughout the entire City. Power was rerouted and restored immediately. Crews isolated the faulty switch and will be replacing it."