LOS ANGELES (FEBRUARY 5, 2024) – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has reported that as of 7:00 p.m., approximately 5,883 customers remain without power, while 29,288 have had their power restored since the start of the storm.
The most impacted areas include Koreatown, East Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire, Echo Park, West Los Angeles and West Valley areas (Mid-Wilshire, Sherman Oaks, Hollywood Hills West and Tarzana). Outages caused by trees falling into power lines can take additional time to restore, as the tree limbs need to be cleared before work can begin on fixing the power structures.
LADWP’s first priority during storm conditions is responding to reports of downed wires for public safety. If that occurs, our first responsibility is to secure the area to protect the public, de-energize wires and make the area safe. Only after this is done can crews begin to conduct repair work and restore power.
Additional crews will be coming on this evening to relieve staff who have been working up to 16-hour shifts, and will continue to work throughout the night to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. Work underway includes vegetation management, overhead transmission, street light, and overhead distribution design. In the Owens Valley, extra crews stand ready for deployment, if needed.
LADWP Call Centers also have additional staffing to accommodate any potential increases in call volume during this storm.
LADWP reminds the public to NEVER TOUCH A DOWNED or DANGLING WIRE no matter how small, or anyone, or anything in contact with it. Always assume a downed wire is still energized with high voltage electricity. Stay away and immediately CALL 9-1-1.
We encourage everyone to report a power outage online and to check the map for status at ladwp.com/outages. You can also sign up for outage text alerts if you visit the website. Customers can call us at 1-800-DIAL-DWP.