Crews Make Significant Progress Overnight as they Work to Restore Localized Power Outages Affecting 7,800 Customers
With the current heat storm, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) power system field crews have made significant progress overnight. As of 9:00 a.m. today, LADWP has restored power to 76,000 customers since the heat storm that began Friday; currently, 7,800 customers are without power. Koreatown is currently most impacted with 2,200 customers without electricity. LADWP crews have been working through the night and continue today to repair power equipment servicing the area. Restoration of power to most of the Koreatown customers is expected by noon, the remainder later in the afternoon today.
Lower temperatures are expected to help prevent overloading of circuits and will allow crews to make headway as they work tirelessly to replace damaged equipment. Some customers in affected areas have experienced continued or recurring outages due to strain on the neighborhood distribution equipment. Outages requiring complex repairs may take longer than 48 hours.
Customers are encouraged to continue conserving while remaining safe. Reduce electricity use in the afternoon and evening hours, especially from 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. by setting air conditioner thermostats to 78 degrees and not using appliances like clothes washers and dryers until after 9:00 p.m.
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.
Current outages are as follows:
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