Crews Restore Power To Thousands In Highland Park

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — About 2,100 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers got their electricity back Sunday after a storm-related outage left them in the dark overnight.

The outage, which affected the area around North Figueroa Street and York Boulevard in Highland Park, was reported at around 1 a.m., according to Maychelle Yee of the DWP.

Traffic signals in the area were out for about five hours until the problem was fixed shortly after 6 a.m., Yee added.

Yee did not know the exact nature of the problem but said it was believed to be storm-related.

Smaller, scattered outages have been reported around the city, including a cluster in Sherman Oaks, she said.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)


More From CBS Los Angeles

KNX 1070 Newsradio

Listen Live