LADWP Power Outage Response Update (5:00 p.m.)
|LOS ANGELES — As of 4:45 p.m. today, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) reports approximately 5,600 of LADWP’s 1.4 million electric customers are without power as heavy rain and winds caused outages in several neighborhoods. Power outages occurred throughout the day caused by the early season rain and wind storms when severely dried out palm fronds, tree branches and other debris fall and make contact with power lines.
LADWP crews have been responding round-the-clock to restore power outages as quickly and as safely as possible. Since 3:30 a.m. this morning, workers had restored power to more than 9,000 customers.
The following communities have the most number of customers currently impacted:
Del Rey: 977
Glassell Park: 831
Highland Park: 230
Hollywood Hills: 623
LADWP’s current estimate for outage restoration is 10 hours from the time an outage began, but 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