LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Wednesday afternoon power outage knocked out electricity to a portion of downtown Los Angeles, including the Convention Center.
According to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Twitter account, a construction mishap was to blame for the roughly four-hour outage.READ MORE: Venice Fight Results In One Dead, One Injured, One Arrested
According to spokesperson Jessica Johnson, about 30 DWP customers, including the Convention Center, which is hosting the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo, lost power.LAPD Arrests Two Suspects Responsible For Shooting In Watts
Some of the affected customers could include other large facilities such as hotels, but no specifics were available, Johnson said.
According to a Los Angeles Fire Department dispatcher, crews responded to two elevator calls in the area.MORE NEWS: Multi-Vehicle Crash In Irwindale Closes Multiple Lanes On 605 Freeway
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