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Power Outage Update 3:00 PM December 3

Power Outage Update

3:00 PM December 3

LOS ANGELES — Working around the clock, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) crews have now restored power to more than 200,000 electric customers since Wednesday night. As of 3:00 PM Saturday, December 3, approximately 7,000 customers are without power in the areas hardest hit by extreme winds.

The following areas and neighborhoods have the highest number of customers impacted:

Eagle Rock: 1,700
Los Feliz: 1,400

An additional 5,200 electric customers are also, now, without power in the San Pedro area after power was lost shortly after 2:00 pm this afternoon, putting the citywide total without power as of 3:00 PM at approximately 12,000 customers.

LADWP Power System crews will continue to work 24/7 to restore electric service.

As a high wind advisory has been issued and strong winds are anticipated throughout the night, LADWP continues to strongly urge caution around downed power lines. Always assume that any downed wire is “live.” Keep children safe and stay away from any downed power lines and poles as well as downed trees and limbs. Beware of traffic signals that may be affected by power outage and proceed with extreme caution. Allow access for uniformed LADWP crews, all of whom carry Department-issued identification cards, so they may service infrastructure in need of repair.

Visit www.ladwpnews.com under “Hot Topics” for frequently asked questions related to the windstorm as well as safety tips and information on how to respond when experiencing a power outage.

Customers and members of the media are encouraged to check www.ladwpnews.com and the Department’s Twitter page, @LADWP, for regular updates.