LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Southern California Edison said more than 162,000 customers could lose power Tuesday as the utility considered Public Safety Power Shutoffs due to weather-related wildfire concerns.
In Los Angeles County, 21,302 customers were in the service area under PSPS consideration, meaning transmission lines could be de-energized in fire-prone areas, causing those in the area to lose power.
Also under consideration as of 10 p.m. were areas of Orange County, affecting as many as 5,758 customers; Riverside County, affecting 48,037; San Bernardino, affecting 53,501; Ventura, affecting 20,410; and Kern County, affecting 13,268.
The notices came as Southern California faced unusually high temperatures. At Long Beach Airport, temperatures reached 99 degrees Fahrenheit, barely missing the 100-degree record. In L.A., temperatures reached 97 degrees Fahrenheit, well above the 78-degree average for this time of year.
For more information about planned outages and to find out if you’re in an affected area, visit the SCE PSPS website here.