More Than 1,000 Customers Lose Power In Canyon Country

CANYON COUNTRY (CBS)  — Officials said 1,048 Southern California Edison customers lost power in Canyon Country Sunday evening.

The outage is blamed on equipment failure. There is no word when the power will be fully restored.

A spokesperson for the company said the outage is not earthquake related.

The outage was reported just after 6:30 p.m., according to Anna Frutos-Sanchez of Southern California Edison.

“Those without power will remain out until we can figure out what went wrong,” Frutos-Sanchez said.

There were initial reports of a downed power line near Whites Canyon Road, but that could not be confirmed.

Early reports said 11,048 were without power. SCE later corrected that report.

(Update) As of 9 p.m. Sunday, SCE said only 82 customers were still without power.

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