not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake

power outtage

Power was out in my neighborhood of Oakland, probably for at least 16 (4x4) blocks around, from around 6:30 until just now, around 11:30. It may have started earlier, but a fire engine passed me on the walk home around 6:30 and there were lots of fire engines out and about because of the power outtage.

Numerous stoplights were entirely black, but the fire engines weren't stopped at those. There was one engine at the (stop-signed) intersection right by my apartment, with flares out forcing people to turn away, but there didn't seem to be anything obvious they were avoiding.

The outtage extended at least from the big building on the lake, roughly at 1st Ave and International (14th street), to at least the Parkway Theatre. Power was fine at 5th and International.

The stoplights came on at, hmm, I'd estimate around 7:30 or 8:00--I was out walking when they finally came on.

I had four charged batteries for my laptop, but I spent most of the time napping.
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