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by Without power, Midtown,
on Dec 27, 2008
The Midtown area of Palo Alto was without power for more than an hour on Saturday night when a transformer reportedly fire and the City of Palo Alto turned off the power to the affected grid. A call to the non-emergency line got a city employee, who said "a grid was turned off" following the fire. She did not say where the fire was or how long the blackout was going to be.<Br>
Portions of Midtown lost power from approximately 5:40 p.m. to almost 7 p.m. The affected area was mostly south of Colorado Avenue. The downtown Midtown area did have power, but areas east of Middlefield and south of Colorado were blacked out. There was no word how the fire started or exactly where the transformer was located, even though one report was at the corner of Loma Verde and the frontage road.