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Power restored at Stanford's core campus

Lightning struck PG&E's transmission facility, took out power until 10 a.m.

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.

-- Palo Alto Weekly staff

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Posted by Nora Charles
a resident of Stanford
on Jan 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Strange, our power always goes out, except in this instance! Very dramatic weather last night/this morning.


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Posted by Enough
a resident of Palo Alto Orchards
on Jan 19, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Backup power? Who provides their main power? They probably can't afford CPA Utils....only plus side to CPA Utils is that in 35 years of living here, I can remember losing power only 2 times.


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