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.READ MORE: Historic: NASA Rover Produces Oxygen On Surface Of Mars
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.READ MORE: Hate Crime Charges Filed Against Michael Vivona In Attack On Elderly Korean Couple At Grijalva Park In Orange
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.MORE NEWS: Father Of Kristin Smart Murder Suspect Released From Jail After Posting Bail
For more information about planned outages and to find out if you’re in an affected area, visit the SCE PSPS website here.