UPDATE: Power restored in Palo Alto

Outage left more than 1,000 residents without power

UPDATE: As of 12:55 p.m., all power has been restored, according to Palo Alto Utilities. The cause of the outage was a faulty underground cable at East Bayshore, officials said.


A power outage in southeast Palo Alto left more than 1,000 residents without power Tuesday morning.

The cause of the outage is unknown at this time, according to Palo Alto Utilities. Crews are on scene and are working to restore power. Estimated time of restoration is 1 p.m.

Some traffic signals are affected, according to a tweet from the Palo Alto Police Department's Twitter account.

" ... please remember to treat signalized intersections that are not functioning as four-way stops," the tweet reads.

For updates on the situation, follow Palo Alto Utilities on Twitter, or visit the city's Utilities Outage Map.

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