UPDATE @ 9:06 PM: About 5,000 LADWP customers in Los Feliz and Silver Lake are without power tonight as the agency struggles to restore service.
Twitter users said power began failing at about 2 p.m. and, by the late afternoon and early evening, an estimated 3,000 customers were without power, according to an LADWP spokeswoman.
There were reports of worse than usual traffic congestion as some traffic signals went out during the evening commute. Eastsider readers said that power appeared to be out north and south of Los Feliz Boulevard and along Rowena Avenue.
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By about 7 p.m. it looked like LADWP crews had things under control, with electrical service having been restored to all but about 120 customers. But for some unexplained reason, the power failed again and the outage worsened tonight
“We are working hard to determine what happened,” the LADWP tweeted at 8:48 pm. “It could take several more hrs to restore.”
Update @ 11:20 PM: LADWP says that the number of customers without power has been reduced to about 1,200 in Los Feliz shortly after 11 pm. Two of three circuits had been repaired, the agency said on Twitter.
— Christian Canterbury (@Canterbury25) August 18, 2017
Five traffic lights were out on my drive home. It’s automobile anarchy out there on the streets of Silver Lake tonight.
— Vera Herbert (@veraherbert) August 19, 2017
We’ve spent 30 mins at the same light and I really have to pee this won’t end well on Los Feliz
— ashley (@Smashley63945) August 18, 2017
— Nikki (@nfrange) August 19, 2017
Big power outage in Los Feliz/Silver Lake and this is what Los Feliz Blvd. looks like now. pic.twitter.com/aFtTC0J8rx
— Daniel Miller (@DanielNMiller) August 19, 2017
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