Nearly 3,000 Palo Alto Utilities customers in the southern section of the city woke up without electricity on Thursday morning due to a power outage caused by a seagull that hit power lines, according to the agency.
The outage impacting about 2,900 customers started around 6 a.m. Initially, Palo Alto Utilities initially said it was possibly caused by a tree impacting power lines, but later determined it was a seagull that crossed the wires, the agency said on Twitter.
A Palo Alto Utilities crew restored power to a majority of the customers around 8:15 a.m. and the remaining customers around 10:15 a.m., according to tweets by Palo Alto Utilities.
Several neighborhoods were affected by the outage, including St. Claire Gardens, Charleston Meadow and Green Acres, in addition to portions of College Terrace and Southgate.