Power out in Silver Lake [updated]

SILVER LAKE — An estimated 1,600 LADWP customers are without power tonight in Silver Lake, and service is not expected to be fully restored until 2 a.m., according to the utility’s outage map.

Some Twitter users reported that power went out at about 4:30 p.m.

The Eastsider has contacted the agency for more details.

Today’s outage comes two months after an electrical vault explosion in late June left 16,000 Silver Lake customers without service. After that outage, Councilman Mitch O’Farrell said  that LADWP was looking at “what could be causing these repeat outages, identifying a long term solution, and what infrastructure improvements are necessary.”

Update: An LADWP spokeswoman said crews were trying to complete repairs to a distributing station to restore power.  As many as 2,200 customers were without service at one point but that number was down to about 1,100 after 8 pm.


  1. We are in SL south of the reservoir and just got power back at 7:30 PM.

    Reminder: for those who have AC to set it for 78F or higher on days like this.

    • Thanks for your didactic “reminder.” I hope everyone’s power returns–except yours. Happy to know it went out again.
      Putar Tu!

  2. Annnnnnd it’s been out again since 9:00P or so.

  3. Still in the dark… Seems like the entire hill east of silverlake bl and south of the reservoir is blacked out.

  4. The signals at Effie and Silverlake Blvd were completely black and were not even flashing red making it treacherous for pedestrians to cross the street. Cars were running through the intersection without stopping at around 6:30. Once cars stopped for me to cross a car from behind didn’t want to stop so he tried to go around the stopped driver and almost hit me while crossing. There was no regard and it took awhile for anyone to stop. This is a reminder for all cars to stop at intersections where power is out.

    • What’s up with people and their lack of patience? Yesterday, I was waiting to make a left turn at York and Fig.. The oncoming traffic cleared but there was a pedestrian slowly crossing. All the sudden, the car behind me was turning left in front of me! Luckily, he didn’t hit the pedestrian and I didn’t hit him.

  5. It’s becoming like the westside, in terms of drive impatience. Too bad. Doesn’t bode well for pedestrians.

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