Community Suffers Power Outages

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Law enforcement and utility companies are receiving calls of multiple outages throughout the foothills area due to wind conditions.

“Due to the strong winds we may have power lines go down,” said David Ford, spokesman for Southern California Edison.

As of Wednesday at 8:08 p.m. about 2208 customer in Montrose, La Crescenta and La Canada lost power due to the lockout of the Verdugo 16kV Circuit.  There was no estimated time that service would be restored.

“SCE crews will work around the clock if necessary to make repairs and restore service as soon as possible,” Ford said.

A wind warning for the San Gabriel Mountain area is in affect from now until Friday at noon. Winds are expected to be 25 to 40 miles per hour with gusts up to 60 mph. The winds will be stronger in passes and canyons, said Bonnie Bartling, weather specialist.

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station has received calls of power outages on Pennsylvania Avenue near the Foothill (210) Freeway.

Ford said that SCE crews are responding to various outages throughout the area. He reminds people to call 911 or SCE if they witness a line down.

“Report it and our crews will come out and evaluate the situation,” he said. “Do not go out to [check the line]. Any power line is dangerous. The major thing is safety. We don’t want anyone to get hurt.”

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