Power Lines. Photo by John Schreiber.
Power Lines. Photo by John Schreiber.

Southern California Edison has gradually restored power to hundreds of customers in four Long Beach communities over several hours, the utility said Monday.

The outage was reported at 7:46 p.m. Sunday in the Bixby Knolls, Los Cerritos Park, Virginia Country Club and California Heights communities according to Edison posts on Twitter. It may have affected hundreds of customers.

By 10:30 p.m. Sunday, 93 customers were affected, the cause was deemed to be extreme heat damaging underground service and most of the power was expected to be restored by 3:30 a.m., according to Edison’s website.

Power was restored to all but 27 customers by 2:30 a.m. and Edison expected to have power restored to almost everyone else by 6 a.m.

This was the fourth power outage in Long Beach in two months. Two July outages caused by explosions in underground vaults left thousands of customers without power for days.

—Staff and wire reports

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