More than 77,000 Customers Have Had Power Restored Since High Winds Began Tuesday Evening
LOS ANGELES (April 10, 2019)—Winds picked up again this afternoon causing additional power outages in some areas of the City as crews continued restoring power to those affected by earlier outages. As of 9:30 p.m. today, the number of customers without power is down to approximately 11,000 out of 1.5 million customers served by LADWP. Since the start of high winds late afternoon Tuesday, crews have restored power to over 77,000 customers.
Due to the high number of outages requiring repairs and the time consuming, complex repair work required in some cases, some power outages have exceeded 24 hours in duration and remaining outages may take an additional 12 – 16 hours to restore, based on the best available estimate. Our crews are prioritizing their restoration work based on the oldest remaining outages along with outages that may pose public safety hazards such as ones caused by downed wires.
We want to assure all remaining affected customers that crews will work around the clock until every customer has their power back on. We will also
At this time, the most affected neighborhoods include portions of South LA, Exposition Park, Harvard Heights, Canoga Park, Mission Hills, Silver Lake, Mar Vista and Wilmington.
LADWP will continue to provide regular updates via Twitter and on the Nextdoor.com social media platform. Customers should follow us on Twitter @LADWP and check your Nextdoor accounts for updates. Customers experiencing an outage should report it online at www.ladwp.com/outages from a desktop computer or mobile device or call 1-800-DIAL-DWP (1-800-342-5397).
If you see downed wires, assume they are live, stay clear and call 911 immediately.
We thank our customers in advance for their continued patience and understanding as our crews work as safely as possible to restore power as quickly as they can to affected customers.