With record rainfall predicted, Southern Californians woke up Tuesday to a significant rainstorm that will last through Wednesday. As expected, the drenching rain snarled morning traffic and heavy rain is likely for the evening commute as well.
Southern California Edison (SCE) crews are currently responding to outages throughout its service territory and are also on standby to respond to repair outages that may occur. So far, the system is responding well.
With safety as the utility’s No. 1 priority, SCE reminds its customers to stay away from any downed power lines or anything in contact with them, even if they think the lines may not be live, and call 911 immediately. If traffic signals are out, approach these areas as four-way stops.
The National Weather Service is predicting between 1 to 3 inches of rain for the coastal and valley areas and 3 to 6 inches for the mountains and foothills. The weather service has also issued a flash flood warning for Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
SCE customers can report outages at 1-800-611-1911 and get the latest information from the SCE outages app at on.sce.com/staysafe.