Over 70,000 homes in California were without power due to a powerful winter storm that hit the state.
Outages were reported across the country, with over 81,000 people in the dark at one point.
The storm also caused interstates to close in the state. According to reports, the cold temperatures in San Francisco were the record-breaking event. In Southern California, residents were expecting more snow and rain this week. The National Weather Service stated that the storm was one of the strongest to hit the region.
The weather service in Los Angeles warned that the outages and storms may continue until Wednesday.
Although some of the region's utilities started to restore power on Friday, it could take up to 24 hours for customers to see their electricity return.
Under current conditions, customers experiencing outages should expect crews to respond between 12-24 hours from the time the outages are reported. Restoration may take longer depending on field conditions. TY for your understanding. Our crew won't stop until all are restored.
— LADWP (@LADWP) February 25, 2023
In response to the outages, the LA Department of Water & Power said that its crews would respond to the affected areas between 12 and 24 hours after the incident. However, due to the nature of the situation, the restoration may take longer.
According to NBC Los Angeles, the LA Department of Water & Power reported that over 2,200 customers were affected by the outages in East Hollywood. In Hollywood, over 1,600 customers were affected, while in Los Feliz, over 1,000 were affected. In addition, over 800 customers were affected by a power outage in Toluca Lake. The utility noted that its crews would restore electricity to all of the affected areas by 10 pm on Saturday.
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