Silver Lake power outage

The power is out this morning in Silver Lake near Occidental and Sunset boulevards.  Resident Will Campbell said electrical service went out at about 2:30 a.m and was told by the DWP that power would remain out until 12:30 p.m.  The traffic signals at Sunset Boulevard and Benton Way were also out of service t his morning but it’s not clear if the power outage was responsible.

* Update: A Department of Water & Power spokeswoman said 175 customers are without power in Silver Lake and Echo Park.  No details on what caused the outage.


  1. I think a transformer blew somewhere nearby. I saw two big flashes of light right as the power went out around 2:30am.

  2. It’s back on! Woot woot! Anyone know for sure what happened?

  3. Over at Parkman and Silver Lake (SW), we got power back at 10:10 am.

  4. Yeah. I saw the flashes of light and heard a boom at 2:30 am as well. What a trip. My window faces over toward Parkman/Silver Lake Blvd. direction. We had a few power surges at my house but the power stayed on.

  5. Yup, I too saw the light at 230. Kinda thought it was the end of the world for a second.

  6. Looks like the power came back on a few minutes after I biked away from the house. Oh well, the outage lost me a few hours sleep but provided a great excuse to pack up the laptop and go work satellite-style… in this case in the sawdust at Philippe’s.

  7. I assume this was the same outage that knocked out a couple lights between Sunset and Bellevue on Silver Lake?

    It was a dangerous situation when I was driving there this morning with the lights out. Most people were stopping at the lights if they were stop signs, but I witnessed a couple of cars simply drive right through, perhaps unaware of the situation. One almost broadsided a car right in front of me. I’d like to think they’d have sent traffic officers to the scene.

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