Two Peninsula colleges closed due to power outages 

Nearly 20,000 students expecting to start their spring semester at schools in the San Mateo Community Colleges District will remain home today after the wind and rain storm moving through the Bay Area knocked out power at the college campuses.

District officials canceled all classes at the College of San Mateo and Canada College through 5 p.m.

District spokeswoman Barbara Christensen said power was knocked out at both schools around 6:30 a.m. She said PG&E is working to fix the problem.

The district will determine whether to hold night classes later in the day, Christensen said.

An estimated 12,000 students are enrolled in the College of San Mateo and 7,400 at Canada College.

Classes at Skyline College in San Bruno are scheduled to continue.

Power was also knocked out at Stanford University around 5:20 a.m., according to associate director of the news service Jack Hubbard. He said power was restored around 10 a.m. and no classes had been canceled.

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