Thousands of Department of Water and Power customers throughout the Silverlake area lost power Tuesday night following an explosion in a vault.
State energy officials Tuesday issued a “flex alert” urging residents to conserve electricity amid a heat wave expected to linger in the Southland for the rest of the week.
Southern California Edison crews were on the scene, in the 7600 block of Katella Avenue, after officials say an underground cable problem caused the outage around 11:40 a.m.
Crews Friday had to manually reset baggage and conveyance systems in all terminals at the Los Angeles International Airport.
A high wind advisory was in effect Monday for most of the Southland.
Two power outages affected about 1500 customers Sunday evening, officials said.
Metro suspended train service between the Highland Park and Chinatown stations after the problem was reported around 11:30 a.m.
Utility crews continue to work Wednesday to restore power to about 2,100 customers throughout Los Angeles County.
Federal regulators say the nuclear power plant near San Luis Obispo is safe to continue operating.
SKY9’s Stu Mundel reports 26,000 were initially reported to have lost power, however that number had lowered to about 8,600 by 10 p.m.
State energy officials Friday warned the statewide drought and continued threat of wildfires could pose challenges to power supplies in coming weeks.
A West Hills man who needs an artificial heart machine to stay alive said that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is threatening to shut off the power to his home.
Natural gas prices and a new rate design structure were among the factors cited to explain why SoCal Edison is raising electricity rates.
The company says 4,975 customers lost power Saturday evening just after 5:40 p.m.
A brush fire Wednesday that involved downed power lines forced the shutdown of the Riverside (91) Freeway in both directions at Raymond Avenue, authorities said.