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Power restored to all 1,700 Palo Alto Utilities customers affected by Friday outage

Original post made on Aug 6, 2022

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 in the evening.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 5, 2022, 4:16 PM

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 6, 2022 at 4:09 pm

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Here we go again.

In the middle of summer, calm day, no wind or rain, a branch falls from a tree and leaves a large area of Palo Alto without power for several hours.

Is this acceptable? My answer is no. Why in the heart of Silicon Valley do we get so many power outages due to fallen branches, balloons, squirrels, seagulls and geese? We must do better. Get those lines underground!

Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Aug 8, 2022 at 10:46 am

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CPAU should start giving refunds for service outages, spoiled food, etc. What -- if anything -- is happening with undergrounding the wires?

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