WINTER STORM OUTAGE UPDATE FOR SAT. JAN. 5, 2008-4:00 P.M.
Los Angeles Department of Water (LADWP) crews are continuing to work around the clock to restore power to customers who have had their power interrupted. The crews have restored power to over 34,000 customers who experienced a disruption in power in the City since storm conditions began yesterday afternoon. Most customers have experienced only brief interruptions in power of a few hours or less, though some have been without power longer. The majority of outages caused by this storm have affected customers in the “Metro” area, south of Mulholland Drive. Only about 1/4 of the total outages have occurred in the San Fernando Valley.
The Department has 56 crews comprised of hundreds of field personnel working throughout the day and into the evening to restore power to those that are still experiencing electric service disruption. Currently approximately 8,062 customers are being affected by power outages out of the utility’s 1.4 million electric customers.
There are outages affecting the following areas and customers at 4PM today:
Hancock Park 304
Montecito Heights 947
Pacific Palisades 643
Sherman Oaks 104
North Hollywood 1,242
In addition, there are 10 scattered outages affecting smaller groups of customers in various neighborhoods.
The outages are due predominately to wires down due to storm conditions that began affecting the City Friday afternoon at approximately 3pm.
If you are experiencing power disruption or see downed power lines, please call 1-800-DIAL-DWP for more information.