Power Outage Update
3:45 PM Friday, December 2
|LOS ANGELES — Power has been restored to more than 149,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) customers since extreme winds began knocking out power to customers across the city. As of 3:45 PM today, Friday December 2, approximately 62,000 of LADWP’s 1.4 million electric customers remain without power. Currently, the LADWP has 135 Power system crews dedicated to the restoration efforts.
LADWP Power Crews will continue to work around the clock to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. At this time, the current estimated duration of power outages is 24 – 48 hours from the start of an outage. However, a very small percentage of our customers may experience outages lasting longer than 48 hours. For these customers, we ask for your patience as crews continue to work 24/7 to restore your power following the extreme winds that hit LA late Wednesday and yesterday.
The following areas and neighborhoods have the highest number of customers impacted:
LADWP continues to strongly urge caution around downed power lines. Always assume that any downed wire is “live.” Stay away from any downed power lines and poles as well as downed trees and limbs, and protect children home from school today from the same. Beware of traffic signals that may be affected by power outage and proceed with extreme caution. Allow access for uniformed LADWP crews, all of whom carry Department-issued identification cards, so they may service infrastructure in need of repair.
In the event of a power outage:
If you encounter a downed power line:
Customers and members of the media are encouraged to check the Department’s news site at www.ladwpnews.com and Twitter page, @LADWP, for updates.
The next outage update will be posted at approximately 10:00 p.m.