Power out in Los Feliz and Silver Lake; outage grows to more than 5,000 LADWP customers [updated]

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.

> NEWS ALERTS

Sign up for Breaking Neighborhood News via Email

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.


The Eastsider’s Daily email digest includes all new content published on The Eastsider during the last 24 hours. Expect the digest to land in your in email in box around 7 p.m. It’s free to sign up!

Once you submit your information, please check your email box to confirm your subscription.


Talk is Cheap, Gathering News is Not

Join the readers whose monthly sponsorships defray the costs of gathering news and storytelling. That includes covering a variety of bills — from web hosting to bookkeeping — as well as payments to writers and photographers who have been generous with their time and talent. Only $5.99 a month!

Load comments