Power went out in portions of Atwater Village and Montecito Heights late this morning and early afternoon after a second day of heavy rains spread across Southern California. Forecaster said residents should expect more wet and unpredictable weather, including possible thunderstorms and strong winds, during the rest of the day and week.
Here’s a run down of some of Eastside weather-related news and photos:
- The LADWP reports that 720 customers in Atwater Village, including some major stores on Los Feliz Boulevard, have lost electrical service, with power not expected to be fully restored until 4 a.m.
- Another 186 LADWP customers in Montecito Heights lost power. Service is expected to resume at 5:30 a.m.
- About seven-tenths of an inch of rain have fallen between midnight and nearly 2 pm in the Downtown-USC area, according to the preliminary readings by the National Weather Service.
* Update @ 9:32 pm: More than 600 Silver Lake area LADWP customers lost power tonight during an outage that began at about 5:30 p.m. as a result of downed wires. Service had been restored to most customers by 8:45 p.m., said agency spokeswoman Ellen Cheng. Another 176 customers were without power in Boyle Heights, with power not expected to be fully restored until 6:30 a.m., according to LADWP outage information
The outage left Best Buy, Toys R Us, Starbucks and several other retails in the dark at Atwater Village’s largest shopping center on Los Feliz Boulevard.
A large tree toppled into southbound Glendale Boulevard near Revere Avenue in Atwater, blocking the left lanes for several hours.
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Sandy Driscoll of Silver Lake photographed a hummingbird waiting for a turn at the bird feeder while perched on a lime tree as rain drops fall.
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