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Palisades Garden Walk Crews Knock Out Power

About 2,800 Southern California Edison customers in Santa Monica affected Wednesday afternoon. Samohi dismisses classes early.

Power went out in Santa Monica for nearly 3,000 Southern California Edison customers Wednesday afternoon after construction crews working on the new Palisades Garden Walk accidentally hit a duct of power cables, the Los Angeles Times reported.

An Edison spokeswoman told the newspaper that the outage occurred at about noon, affecting 2,800 customers in an area bounded by Ocean Avenue, North Marine Street, 20th Street and Arizona Avenue. The lights and telephone service were knocked out of service at , where students were let out of class early, the Times reported.

The Palisades Garden Walk is one of two new parks under construction near the . Crews are currently moving dirt to grade and shore up the 6-acre site located between Ocean Avenue and Main Street.

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SM Civic Center Parks May 17, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Jenna Thanks for reporting on this. Unfortunately, the photo you've attached has nothing to do with the Edison duct incident. That's an image of an old concrete caisson from the basement parking structure of the old RAND site that was found and dug up from the future park site. Curbed LA did a fun write up titled "Unearthing Relics" http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/05/building_hills_unearthing_relics_at_samo_civic_center_parks.php. Some of the best images of construction activities on the park can be found via the project webcam at smciviccenterparks.com.
Jenna Chandler (Editor) May 17, 2012 at 04:33 PM
I was having trouble accessing the webcam, and had used this photo just as a file photo of construction work on the site--perhaps I should have better labeled it as such.

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