WOODLAND HILLS—The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power as of Monday, February 1 restored power to more than 52,000 of its 1.4 million electric customers who were without power after a strong rain and wind storm that is moving through the Los Angeles region. As of 8:30 a.m., 23,000 customers are still without power.
Rains and winds from Sunday caused multiple outages and downed power lines. According to a press release from the LADWP, the causes of most power outages are impacted by severely dried out palm fronds, tree branches, and other debris that fall and make contact and sever power lines.
LADWP crews are working around the clock to restore power to residents. As of Sunday, the city of Hollywood had more than 3,112 residents impact, while Griffith Park saw 1,221 customers affected, Studio City had more than 952 customers impacted and Woodland Hills with 745 residents impacted.
LADWP urges all customers to use caution around downed or dangling power wires or poles. Always assume a downed line is still energized. Never touch one. Report any downed power lines immediately by calling the LADWP at 1-800-DIAL-DWP. If you or someone else is in danger, call 911.
For more information about outages, see LADWP’s Twitter page and/or News Page.