Stanford cancels classes due to power outage | New

Stanford University canceled classes on June 22, 2022 due to a power outage caused by the Edgewood Fire in San Mateo County. Embarcadero Media file photo by Sinead Chang.

A power outage caused by damage to fire transmission equipment at Edgewood in San Mateo County caused Stanford University to cancel classes on Wednesday, according to the university.

Stanford sent out an alert on Tuesday afternoon that one of PG&E’s main transmission lines feeding the campus would be down. Efforts were underway to attempt to transfer the power to an alternate line, according to AlertSU, the university’s emergency alert system.

The university later announced that it was canceling summer session classes, lectures and day camps. Madera Grove, Stanford Community Children’s Center and Stock Farm Road Daycares are also closed due to the continued outage.

Cell service is also affected in parts of campus, and the university has distributed flashlights to student residences that do not have generators.

Employees who work on Stanford’s main campus are encouraged to work from home. Operations at Stanford Redwood City, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford Research Park are unaffected by the outage.

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