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MV power outage affects thousands

Thousands of PG&E customers in Mountain View are without power this morning, a PG&E spokesman said.

A power outage, affecting roughly 8,957 customers, was reported around 6:25 a.m., PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi said.

The outage is affecting an area including Central Avenue, Rengstroff Avenue, Middlefield Avenue and San Antonio Road, Guidi said.

As of about 7:30 a.m., power was restored to all but 3,890 customers, according to Guidi.

There is no estimated time of when power will be restored, he said.

The cause of the outage is under investigation, according to Guidi.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Road Rage
a resident of North Whisman
on Jun 12, 2014 at 10:05 am

People just don't know how to drive and/or need to go back to driving school.
I was crossing Middlefield during the outage and people were just blowing through the stop lights that were out.
I guess they figure that no lights mean no stops.


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Posted by Sparty
a resident of another community
on Jun 12, 2014 at 10:11 am

So that's what that power surge was. My speakers let out a nice bzzzzzz


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Posted by Sparty
a resident of another community
on Jun 12, 2014 at 10:13 am

"People just don't know how to drive and/or need to go back to driving school.
I was crossing Middlefield during the outage and people were just blowing through the stop lights that were out."

People blow through reds all day long, Sunnyvale to El Camino. 2,3 at a time from the left turn lanes. What makes you think no light at all would be different?


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Posted by It is what they do
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 12, 2014 at 11:58 am

We don't need a blackout to show us how selfish and irresponsible drivers are. Its commonplace.


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Posted by SS
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Jun 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm

BTW FYI - to anyone - if your speakers or receiver or any AV equipment gets fried/stops working due to outage, PGE claims that it is NOT their responsibility. They state that it is mentioned in their fine print that this could be consequence of Power outages.


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Posted by Roman
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 12, 2014 at 6:52 pm

PGE answers to no one. Is responsible for nothing. They can do what they want with no accountability.
Ask San Bruno.
Ask Los Altos about their Beautiful redwood trees. Now gone on a whim with no recourse.
Be thankful for what they provide when you pay their next rate increase to give themselves raises and provide dividends to shareholders,and hope you or youe children are not home for the next brown out or power outage.


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Posted by Sparty
a resident of another community
on Jun 12, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Having lived in Palo Alto for a while... I had Palo Alto trash service, Palo Alto Utilities, and Palo Alto cable tv.....

None of them were any better than PG&E.

If TCI hadn't taken over the cable in Palo Alto, everyone would probably still be on dial up and they'd still have that silly fiber optic internet display in the city hall lobby


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Posted by SanJay
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 17, 2014 at 3:27 pm

In response to Roman,
That is what a monopoly is all about. Big brother is here! We are slaves to the system whether we know it or not! They can spray/poison our air, water and food so we are as docile as Hitlers prisoners, (that is why there is flouride in the water)


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