4,200 Remain Without Power in Lake Arrowhead Area Following Heavy Snowfall

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Piles of snow line a road in Lake Arrowhead on Dec. 1, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

Piles of snow line a road in Lake Arrowhead on Dec. 1, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

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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.

KTLA's Steve Bien and Brian Day contributed to this report. 

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