[16:9 Featured] Power Lines

Utility crews worked Monday to restore electrical service to thousands of customers that lost power during a weekend storm that brought high winds and heavy rain to the Southland.

As of 6 p.m., about 29,876 customers were without power. The communities most affected included Historic South-Central, Exposition Park, East Hollywood, Harvard Heights, Hollywood Hills, South Park, Arlington Heights, Larchmont and Wilmington.

The problems were caused by eight circuit outages and 22 partial circuit outages.

The DWP indicated that there are now 50 neighborhoods out of power and 667 single customers. About 71,562 customers have had their power restored since the storm began Sunday.

A lot of the problems were caused by rain and wind storms which caused severely dried out palm fronds, tree branches and other debris to fall on power lines.

Scores of Southern California Edison customers also lost power. As of midday, about 28,500 customers throughout SCE’s Southern California service area were without power, most of them in Los Angeles and Orange counties, according to the utility.
—City News Service

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