Thousands of people in the Lake Arrowhead area remained without power Sunday morning as temperatures hovered around 40 degrees.
More than 24,000 Southern California Edison customers lost electricity Friday as a snow storm hit the region, tearing down electrical wires in Arrowhead and nearby areas of Redlands, Idyllwild and Antelope Valley. The utility reported it was working to "restore power as quickly and safely as possible."
SoCal Edison representative said Sunday evening that the utility was working overtime to restore power to the 4,200 customers still in the dark on Sunday night.
"To expedite this work, we have brought in additional crews from other parts of our service territory, and as of Sunday evening approximately 75% of the Lake Arrowhead area has been restored, SCE officials said in a written statement. "We thank San Bernardino County and Fire Department for their partnership, and most importantly we thank our customers for their patience during this difficult recovery."
Meanwhile, authorities continue to provide firewood at the following locations:
- Green Valley Lake Fire Department
- San Bernardino County Fire Department's Lake Arrowhead Station
- Crestline/Lake Gregory Chamber of Commerce
- San Bernardino County Fire Department's Twin Peaks Station
Most of the outages have been blamed on Saturday's snow storm, which brought strong winds and snowfall triggering several road closures along State Routes 18 and 330.
SoCal Edison recommends residents in the region carry battery-operated radios and flashlights.
Additional cords of wood have been delivered to mnt locations. PCF & CERT members are monitoring locations. Pls take only what is needed to keep you warm throughout the evening, supplies are limited. @SCE is working diligently to restore power. Locations https://t.co/QCaZT5hSml pic.twitter.com/PdH43ktXtG
— SB County Fire (@SBCOUNTYFIRE) December 1, 2019
SBCO: SR-138 in Crestline from Pilot Rock to Balsam Ln is currently closed for emergency repairs. Unknown duration. #Caltrans8
— Caltrans District 8 (@Caltrans8) December 2, 2019
KTLA's Steve Bien and Brian Day contributed to this report.