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SCE Crews Working To Safely Restore Power Disrupted By Storms

With scattered thunderstorms expected to continue for a few days, Southern California Edison (SCE) crews are responding to several storm-related outages in its service area and working to safely restore power.

There have been more than 350 storm-affected locations in SCE’s service territory, with storm-response operations activated in Tulare, Kern and San Bernardino counties and the cities of Redlands, Ridgecrest, Arrowhead and Menifee.

SCE damage assessment personnel have identified significant damage to facilities and equipment caused by lightning strikes during the unstable weather conditions. As a result, some customers may experience electric service interruptions overnight until repairs can be made. SCE recognizes this inconvenience to customers, and crews will be working overnight and throughout tomorrow to restore power. The utility also moved restoration personnel from less affected areas to assist in repair and restoration efforts.

The total number of customers currently affected by the storm is about 5,500. The most heavily impacted areas are unincorporated areas of Tulare County, with 1,200 customers affected; unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County, with 1,800 customers affected (primarily in the vicinity of Crestline); unincorporated areas of Kern County, with 1,300 customers affected (primarily in the vicinity of Lake Isabella) and the city of Barstow, with 500 customers affected.

The storms heavily impacted the San Joaquin area and planned outages in that area have been rescheduled. SCE will evaluate the status of the planned work as warranted.

As the storms continue, SCE reminds residents and others in the affected areas to never approach or touch a downed power line. Do not touch anything that is in contact with downed lines. Those lines may still be energized and pose a danger. Stay away and call 911 or the fire department immediately.

SCE encourages customers to keep these other safety tips in mind:

  • Watch for traffic signals that may be out. Approach those intersections as four-way stops.
  • Do not use any equipment inside that is designed for outdoor heating or cooking. Such equipment can emit carbon monoxide and other toxic gases.
  • If you use a generator, place it outdoors and plug individual appliances directly into it, using a heavy-duty extension cord. Connecting generators directly to household circuits creates “backfeed,” which is dangerous to repair crews.

About Southern California Edison

An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.

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