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Thousands of Los Angeles-area residents remained without power on Sunday after officials said high electricity use during the heat wave triggered outages across the region.

As of 6 p.m., 26,500 customers still did not have electricity, according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Meanwhile, power was restored for 57,000 customers after crews worked overnight Saturday.

Earlier in the day, at about 10 a.m., officials said 29,350 customers still did not have electricity. It takes crews 24 to 48 hours to restore service from the time residents lose power, the department estimated.

The "heat storm" started on Friday, when temperatures shattered records in Southern California.

Friday's electricity use set a record for a July day, according to LADWP, while Saturday saw the second highest power usage for a weekend day in L.A. history.

The agency urged its customers to conserve power by setting their air conditioners to 79 degrees in the afternoon and evening and avoiding use of appliances such as washers and dryers until after 9 p.m.

"During periods of excessively hot temperatures for extended periods of time, electrical equipment can become overheated as customers typically operate air conditioners around the clock, increasing the strain on neighborhood power distribution equipment," the department said in a statement.

Koreatown and Westlake had the highest numbers of residents with no electricity as of Sunday morning, according to LADWP. See the full breakdown below:

Metro Area

MID-WILSHIRE 3,692
LOS FELIZ 813
ELYSIAN VALLEY 33
WESTWOOD 126
WEST LOS ANGELES 17
CHEVIOT HILLS 40
EXPOSITION PARK 201
EAST HOLLYWOOD 400
EL SERENO 165
ATWATER VILLAGE 41
FAIRFAX 56
MID-CITY 67
HOLLYWOOD 1,593
WEST ADAMS 115
HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST 240
WINDSOR SQUARE 938
CYPRESS PARK 105
LINCOLN HEIGHTS 23
BOYLE HEIGHTS 99
HARVARD HEIGHTS 16
HOLLYWOOD HILLS 48
BRENTWOOD 37
PICO-UNION 178
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS 53
GRIFFITH PARK 1
GLASSELL PARK 3
LARCHMONT 213
JEFFERSON PARK 352
HIGHLAND PARK 1,087
SILVER LAKE 1,804
EAGLE ROCK 134
ECHO PARK 1,972
PACIFIC PALISADES 26
PICO-ROBERTSON 378
HANCOCK PARK 163
LEIMERT PARK 1,758
DEL REY 269
BALDWIN HILLS/CRENSHAW 68
WESTLAKE 2,285
KOREATOWN 4,868
STUDIO CITY 680
BEVERLY GROVE 19
OTHERS 1,286

San Fernando Valley

NORTHRIDGE 35
ENCINO 40
CANOGA PARK 28
WEST HILLS 12
SUN VALLEY 18
GRANADA HILLS 14
RESEDA 9
WINNETKA 18
VALLEY GLEN 18
VAN NUYS 9
SHADOW HILLS 30
PANORAMA CITY 1,833
SHERMAN OAKS 81
NORTH HILLS 8
OTHERS 89