Are you in the dark? Power still out in many neighborhoods

Crews from the L.A. Department of Water & Power have been working around the clock to repair downed power lines and other damaged inflicted by Friday’s powerful storm. But thousands of customers from Silver Lake to El Sereno remain without power tonight, with some outages having lasted more than 24 hours.

“With the high number of individual outage incidents and potential for continued rain, LADWP power system staff currently estimates restoration for most customers can take between 12 and 36 hours,” the power agency said in a statement tonight. “It may take longer for some affected customers due to the complexity of repair work required to restore service.”

The agency said that more than 33,000 of its 1.5 million customers were without power as of 10 pm. That’s down from more than the 85,000 customers who lost service at the peak of the storm. Some of the Eastside area outages reported by the agency at 10 pm included:

  • Glassell Park: 3,377
  • East Hollywood: 3,572
  • Silver Lake: 1,112

Service had also been cut to more than 600 customers in Boyle Heights and more than 2,100 in El Sereno. But service to those two neighborhoods was to have been fully restored earlier this evening, according to the LADWP outage page.

In addition to service being cut to homes and businesses, residents are reporting that many street lights and traffic signals were still dark tonight.

“Power has been out on Griffith Park Blvd between Lyric and Landa since noon Friday,” said  Jeff K. of an outage in Silver Lake. “The light at Hyperion and Lyric has also been out since yesterday.”

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One comment

  1. I live in El Sereno by Templeton and Dorchester and my power went out on July 6, at 3 pm. It is now July 8, 2018 1:30 pm and still no power. My food in my refrigerator and freezer are spoiled, my dogs are suffering, and I have bought three bags of ice per day to maintain water and milk cold in a cooler with a little bit of mustard and ham with bread. Very disappointed with DWP all of us as customers pay a ridiculous amount a month and no response when an emergency occurs. DWP needs to hire more workers so they can go out to their assign area and take care of business.

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