Nearly All Power Restored in El Segundo

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Power has been restored to all but two customers in El Segundo Thursday morning following an outage that initially affected thousands, officials said.


A suspected DUI crash caused a power outage in El Segundo on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2013, officials said. (Credit: Google Maps)

Some 600 customers in El Segundo had still been without power Wednesday night after a suspected drunk driver crashed his vehicle into two utility poles, officials said.

The crews troubleshooting at the site of the collision as of 9:45 p.m., said Amado Zavala, public information officer for Southern California Edison.

The electrical outage was caused by a single-car crash that occurred about 2:40 a.m. near the intersection of El Segundo Boulevard and Sheldon Street, according to the El Segundo Police Department.

Wen Lee, of Hong Kong, posted bail after being arrested on suspicion of felony DUI in connection with the incident, El Segundo police Sgt. Mike Gill said.

He was not injured in the collision. A passenger suffered unspecified injuries.

The outage initially affected more than 4,000 customers, most of whom had their electricity restored by 4:15 a.m., according to SCE.

Power is expected to be fully restored restored to the remaining impacted customers later this morning, officials said.

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