Two separate power outages left more than 6,700 customers without electricity in the eastern Coachella Valley Thursday amid a heavy dousing of rain.
Power was expected to remain off until between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. for about 5,944 customers in Bermuda Dunes, North Indio and North La Quinta, the Imperial Irrigation District reported via Twitter. The utility first reported the outage was affecting residents in Indio before expanding it to neighboring to communities.
This was the second power outage reported for East Valley residents Thursday. About 6:50 a.m., the IID reported that 778 customers were without electricity in La Quinta. Power was reportedly restored about 10 minutes later.
There was no immediate indication if the outages were storm-related.