The power outage that left thousands in the dark in Santa Monica Tuesday night was restored within the hour and the high winds, hard-freeze weather conditions may produce more outages, Southern California Edison said.
The outage started at 8:40 p.m. and affected 1,000 customers, SCE spokesman David Song said.
“At 9:28 p.m. services were restored to all customers,” he said.With the National Weather Service forecasting high winds and hard-freeze conditions for much of Southern California through Friday, more outages are possible in the area and the company is closely monitoring the situation and has crews standing by in case of another outage, according to a SCE press release.
It is unclear what caused the outage Wednesday, but wind may have played a factor, Song said.
Wind was to blame for the massive outage that left 5,080 customers in Santa Monica without powers for hours Tuesday.