Thousands Remain Without Power Due to Stormy Weather

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Thousands of Southern California residents were without power Saturday as a powerful storm system continued to barrel through Southern California.


Crews work to restore power in Orange County on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, after it was knocked out amid bad winter weather. (Credit: KTLA)

At least 4,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and power customers were without service as of 10:30 p.m. Saturday, the LADWP stated in a tweet.

The outages were reported primarily in Brentwood, Hollywood, Echo Park, Westlake, Florence and Wilmington according to the tweet.

Meanwhile, Southern California Edison crews were working to restore electricity to thousands of affected homes.

As of 9 a.m. Saturday, nearly 13,000 customers were without power, according to a tweet from the company.

Southern California Edison has advised customers to be prepared for any possible evening service outages by taking precautionary measures, such as having a flashlight around, installing surge protectors, knowing the location of the utility box and how to turn it off, and having one car with at least half a tank of gas.

The LADWP has also issued a warning urging people not to touch downed power lines or anything that possibly came into contact with one.

Downed power lines can be reported to the LADWP by calling 800-342-5397.

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