Heatwave Knocks Out Power Across Los Angeles, Officials Say

On Thursday, crews worked to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses across Los Angeles and Riverside County. The heat has caused weather-related outages throughout the southland according to the Department of Water and Power.

Outages began in some areas Wednesday when heat advisories were in force across Los Angeles County.


Nearly 1,000 remained without power on Thursday, a lesser number of Department of Water and Power customers who were still without power from the thousands Wednesday, according to DWP spokesman Michael Ventre.


“Of those, some 461 customers were still without power in Panorama City and the other 494 outages were scattered throughout the DWP’s entire service area,” Ventre said.


Southern California Edison also reported outages Thursday morning affecting more than 1,400 of their customers in Los Angeles County and more than 1,500 in Riverside County.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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