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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