Bay Area storms: Some South Bay schools closed Wednesday as power outages continue


The latest atmospheric river storm is over, and the Bay Area is expected to see sunny, dry days for the rest of the upcoming week, a rarity by March’s standards so far in the region.

But the effects of Tuesday’s brutal storm could still be felt throughout the Bay Area Wednesday morning. More than 163,000 Pacific Gas and Electric Company customers remained without power as of 6 a.m. Wednesday according to the utility, including 87,860 in the South Bay alone.

The outages prompted school closures throughout the South Bay. Cupertino’s De Anza College suspended all in-person classes and activities Wednesday as a result of power outages in the area.

Cupertino Unified School District canceled classes at the following 16 schools and told staff and students not to come to campus: Miller Middle, Hyde Middle, Kennedy Middle, Collins Elementary, De Vargas Elementary, Dilworth Elementary, Eaton Elementary, Faria Elementary, Garden Gate Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, McAuliffe Elementary, Montclaire Elementary, Muir Elementary, Murdock-Portal Elementary, Nimitz Elementary and Stocklmeir Elementary.

The Fremont Union High School District, which serves schools across Silicon Valley, closed Fremont High School in Sunnyvale, Lynbrook High School, Monta Vista High School and Middle College at De Anza.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.