[16:9 Featured] Power Lines

Utilities in the Los Angeles area and southern Orange County said Friday they mostly have restored power to thousands of customers after high winds downed power poles and lines on Christmas.

Southern California Edison said as of midnight it had restored power to all but 110 of the nearly 5,600 customers that had lost power in Irvine.

Edison was also repairing wind damage affecting more than 900 Hawthorne customers, 137 in Santa Clarita, 38 in Culver City and 14 in Inglewood.

A traffic crash knocked down poles and wires at another Inglewood location, leaving 61 SCE customers without power.

At 8:30 a.m. Thursday, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power estimated about 7,200 customer accounts were without power.

DWP tweeted Thursday evening that the outages were now down to 500 customers, with the largest problems fixed.

—City News Service

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