Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

About 500 Southern California Edison customers in Monterey Park and nearly 600 remained  in Malibu were without power Monday, authorities said.

The Edison customers in Malibu lost power at 2:42 a.m., according to Edison, which said it was assessing the problem. The outage started with more than 900 customers affected.

Nearly 6,800 customers Monterey Park customers were without power when the outage was reported at 10:20 p.m. Sunday. It was in the area of Garvey Avenue from Alhambra to Orange avenues, according to police. As of 2:10 a.m. 510 customers remained without power.

Traffic signals may be interrupted by the outage, police warned. People were urged to stop and yield at blacked out intersections.

The problem was identified, Edison said on its website, but it did not immediately report it to the public. It was still working to restore service and hoped to have it restored in Monterey Park by 3:30 p.m.

—City News Service

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