A man was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in Atherton Friday morning, according to police.
Middlefield Road between Encinal and Oak Grove avenues was closed to traffic much of the day, and reopened at about 4 p.m.
Police received a call at 5:46 a.m. from someone who saw a body on the side of the road on Glenwood Avenue near Middlefield Road, Atherton police Lt. Joe Wade said.
Officers responded and found that a man believed to be between 25 and 40 years old had been struck and killed by a vehicle, Lt. Wade said. The man's name was not immediately being released.
The vehicle that struck the pedestrian drove away and has not been found, Lt. Wade said.
Police issued an updated news bulletin at about 11 a.m. saying residents along Glenwood and Middlefield will be asked for any surveillance video from security cameras to assist in the investigation.
Lt. Wade said anyone who may have witnessed the hit-and-run or who has information about the case is asked to call Atherton police at 688-6500.
The Menlo Park City School District is asking parents to find alternative routes to pick up their children after school today. In a bulletin issued late this morning, the district said, "We will be providing extended staff supervision at our schools as necessary."
The district had sent out an earlier bulletin warning parents of the road closure; it noted that staff was aware students would be arriving late, and would work to accommodate them.