A power outage that hit Palo Alto's northern and eastern neighborhoods on Friday afternoon affected about 1,700 customers, all of whom saw their service return later that evening.
Shortly after 7 p.m., the Utilities Department tweeted that service was restored to 700 of the impacted customers. The downed branched was removed and utilities crew members made repairs. The remaining 1,000 customers had power back shortly before 8 p.m.
Rinconada Library was closed for the rest of the day as a result of the outage, according to the city.
Palo Alto police asked the public to not call 911 or nonemergency numbers for the Police or Fire departments to avoid crowding phone lines. The city's emergency dispatchers don't have details on the outage, according to police.