A storm-related power outage hit virtually the entire core campus of Stanford University this morning, disrupting classes, teaching and work schedules.
Classes were being held at the option of the faculty and many employees were working from home, Lisa Lapin, director of university communications, reported.
"We are asking employees and students to check the stanford.edu Web page for updates," Lapin said.
PG&E, which provides backup power to the Stanford campus, restored the power at about 10 a.m., according to Tamar Sarkissian, company spokesperson. She said the power went out after lightning struck one of the company's transmission facilities.