LADWP Power Crews Continue to Restore Power During Late Summer Storm
|LOS ANGELES — As of 9:30 a.m. today, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) reports approximately 8,200 of LADWP’s 1.4 million electric customers are without power as heavy rain and winds caused outages in several neighborhoods. It is common for early season rain and wind storms to cause some temporary power outages as severely dried out palm fronds, tree branches and other debris fall and make contact with power lines.
The following communities had the most number of customers impacted:
Boyle Heights: 329
Glassell Park: 1,390
Historic South-Central: 1,636
Hollywood Hills: 603
Del Rey Area: 1,518
Van Nuys: 1,982
LADWP crews are working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. The current estimate for outage restoration is 10 hours from the time an outage began, but LADWP crews often beat those estimates.
All customers are reminded to never touch a downed or dangling wire or anyone or anything in contact with it. Always assume a downed line is still energized. Report any downed power lines immediately by calling the LADWP at 1-800-DIAL-DWP. If you or someone else is in danger, call 911.
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Michelle Figueroa, LADWP Communications