Power Outages Reported Across Los Angeles


Thousands across LA lost power overnight, and Los Angeles Department and Water Officials expect it to take up to 12 hours to restore.

“Extreme heat and electricity demand has caused outages in parts of Los Angeles, currently affecting some LADWP customers,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Twitter Tuesday night. “Crews are working hard to restore power as quickly as possible.”

LADWP said it could take between four and 12 hours for power to be restored.

The utility company could not immediately be reached for more information, but KCAL9 reported that there were 9,000 heat-related outages affecting about 1.5 million customers throughout Los Angeles.

LADWP’s website showed outages in Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw, Beverly Grove, Boyle Heights, Brentwood, Broadway-Manchester, Carthay, Central-Alameda, Chatsworth, Cypress Park, downtown, Eagle Rock, East Hollywood, Echo Park, El Sereno, Elysian Park, Elysian Valley, Exposition Park, Green Meadows, Hancock Park, Highland Park, Historic South-Central, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Hollywood Hills West, Koreatown,Lake View Terrace, Larchmont, Lincoln Heights, Los Feliz, Mar Vista, Mid-City, Mid-Wilshire, North Hills, Pacific Palisades, Pacoima, Porter Ranch, Rancho Park, Reseda, San Pedro, Sherman Oaks, Silver Lake, Studio City, Sun Valley, Sylmar, Tarzana, Toluca Lake, University Park, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Van Nuys, Venice, Vermont Vista, West Hills, Westlake, Wilmington, Windsor Square and Winnetka.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat warning through 9 p.m. Thursday for the Los Angeles County Coast, including Downtown Los Angeles, Malibu, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Long Beach. Temperatures are expected to reach between 87 and 97 degrees.

“There is an increased risk for heat-related illnesses, particularly for sensitive populations like the very young, very old, those without air conditioning, and those who engage in prolonged outdoor activities.”

People are urged to drink water and stay hydrated, stay out of the sun and remain near an air-conditioner. Check on neighbors, relatives, and make sure children and pets are not left alone in a vehicle under any circumstance.

– City News Service and Patch Editor Nicole Charky contributed to this report.

– City News Service and Patch Editor Nicole Charky contributed to this report.

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