Power Outage Update
6:00 AM Friday, December 2
|LOS ANGELES — As the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) continues its restoration efforts after a major wind storm, LADWP reports approximately 94,000 of its 1.4 million electric customers are without power this morning. Power has already been restored to more than 122,000 customers since the wind storm began on Wednesday.
LADWP Power Crews worked throughout the night and continue to work around the clock to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. At this time, the current estimated time of restoration for customers experiencing outages is 24 – 48 hours. Many customers will experience shorter outages, but customers experiencing outages should be prepared for up to 24 – 48 hours. LADWP asks for the patience of our customers as we continue to work to restore service during this major wind storm.
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:
The public 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 9:00 a.m.