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Wednesday Night's Blackout Quickly Restored, More Outages Possible

The forecasted high winds and hard-freeze conditions may produce more power outages, Southern California Edison said.

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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.
Jon Mann December 05, 2013 at 07:08 PM
I don't know why SCE spokesman David Song won't comment on what caused the outage Wednesday night, but I heard two (2) loud explosions in Ocean Park. I saw the entire sky light up east of the beach, and all the lights on the south side of Hart Ave. went out...
GAYLE BAIZER December 06, 2013 at 10:36 AM
Excuse me, NO the power in Ocean Park actually went out at 7:30pm on Tuesday and was restored on Wednesday afternoon… Kudos to the Police, Firemen and Edison workers for keeping us safe but please get your story straight.
Alexander Nguyen December 06, 2013 at 11:36 AM
Gayle, there were two power outages. One on Tuesday that affected 5,080 customers and one on Wednesday that affected 1,000 customers.

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