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LADWP Heat Storm Update: July 8, 2018, 6 P.M. 

Continued Conservation Urged as Crews Work to Restore Localized Power Outages Affecting 26,500 Customers

LADWP crews working to repair damaged cable at 6th and Oxford.

 

As of 6 P.M. Sunday, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) power system field crews have restored power to 57,000 customers since Friday’s heat storm began.  However, continued overloading of circuits has slowed restoration progress and led to recurring outages in some neighborhoods, including Windsor Square, Hancock Park, Korea Town, Laurel Canyon, among others.  LADWP continues to encourage conservation by customers to help reduce strain on local electrical equipment, especially in these neighborhoods where outages have been restored, but which have lost service again due to high demand for electricity which strains neighborhood distribution equipment. We continue to urge customers to reduce their electricity use in the afternoon and evening hours, especially from 2 – 9 P.M. by setting air conditioner thermostats to 78 degrees and not using appliances like clothes washers and dryers until after 9PM.​

Crews, including those called in from remote areas and contract crews, continue working to restore electric service to approximately 26,500 customers.

For customers currently without power, LADWP estimates 24 – 48 hours to restore service from the time the outage occurred.  Some more complex outage repairs, including recurring outages, may take longer than 48 hours.

By Community

Metro

Community Customers
WESTWOOD 126
OTHER 1,286
MID-WILSHIRE 3,692
CHEVIOT HILLS 40
WEST LOS ANGELES 17
LOS FELIZ 813
ELYSIAN VALLEY 33
EL SERENO 165
EXPOSITION PARK 201
EAST HOLLYWOOD 400
ATWATER VILLAGE 41
HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST 240
WEST ADAMS 115
WINDSOR SQUARE 938
HOLLYWOOD 1,593
LINCOLN HEIGHTS 23
MID-CITY 67
FAIRFAX 56
STUDIO CITY 680
CYPRESS PARK 105
HOLLYWOOD HILLS 48
BRENTWOOD 37
BOYLE HEIGHTS 99
HARVARD HEIGHTS 16
GRIFFITH PARK 1
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS 53
PICO-UNION 178
GLASSELL PARK 3
SILVER LAKE 1,804
EAGLE ROCK 134
WEST HOLLYWOOD 270
LARCHMONT 213
HIGHLAND PARK 1,087
PACIFIC PALISADES 26
JEFFERSON PARK 352
ECHO PARK 1,972
HANCOCK PARK 163
LEIMERT PARK 1,758
DEL REY 269
PICO-ROBERTSON 378
WESTLAKE 2,285
KOREATOWN 2,868
BEVERLY GROVE 19
BALDWIN HILLS/CRENSHAW 68
  24,732

Valley

Community Customers
OTHER 89
NORTHRIDGE 35
STUDIO CITY 13
CANOGA PARK 28
ENCINO 40
SUN VALLEY 18
WEST HILLS 12
GRANADA HILLS 14
RESEDA 9
VALLEY GLEN 18
WINNETKA 18
PANORAMA CITY 1,441
VAN NUYS 9
SHERMAN OAKS 81
CHATSWORTH 7
NORTH HILLS 8
  1,840

We appreciate our customers’ patience as our crews get power restored to those affected. 

Click here for more information on this record heat storm and how to conserve. If you need to cool off, the City of LA offers cooling centers where you can beat the heat.

To report a power outage, customers should call 1-800-DIAL-DWP. To check the status of an outage, visit our outage maps at http://www.ladwp.com .

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