Media Contact: David Song, (626) 302-2255
ROSEMEAD, Calif., April 30, 2014 — Southern California Edison (SCE) crews are continuing to work quickly and safely to restore service to areas hit hard by high wind conditions, however, it reminds customers that some may experience service interruptions into the late evening and morning hours. As always, SCE reminds customers to never approach or touch downed power lines.
Numerous communities across the Southland have been impacted by the high wind conditions, which have resulted in a number of outages. As of 5 p.m. today, 18,628 customers in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino are experiencing service interruptions due to wind. Riverside County is the hardest hit region with about 10,969 customers without power.
SCE personnel, which include restoration and repair crews, are responding to outages as they are reported. The company is taking steps to ensure that crews are available to respond to outages by moving additional personnel into the affected areas.
If you see a downed power line or dangling wire — even if it appears not to be live — don’t touch or approach it, or anything that is in contact with it, and call 911 immediately.
About Southern California Edison
An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.