Crews worked amid heavy winds Wednesday to restore electricity to an estimated 1,373 customers that lost power in and around Mecca, the Imperial Irrigation District reported.
The outage was reported at 11:21 a.m., according to IID spokesman Robert Schettler.
He said strong winds toppled several power poles, affecting customers in Mecca, in Riverside County, and Bombay Beach, almost 30 miles away in Imperial County.
Power was restored to 1,204 customers as of 4:07 p.m., and another 169 customers remained while electricity.
“We currently have a couple of troubleshooters on site working diligently to restore power to remaining customers,” the IID said in a Twitter post.
The IID did not provide an estimate for when electricity would be fully restored, an it was not immediately clear which communities remained without power late Wednesday afternoon.
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