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13,400 DWP Customers Remain Without Power This Morning

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Following an afternoon and evening of gusty winds moving sometimes as fast as 60 miles per hour about 13,400 DWP customers are still experiencing a disruption to their power services due to downed lines and other outages. While crews worked into the night to restore service, as of their last available update released earlier this morning, service is out and affecting a number of customers in these areas:

Hollywood: 3, 664
Crenshaw: 2,265
Sawtelle: 651
Mar Vista: 1, 757
Northridge: 1, 476

There have been multiple reports of damage to buildings and due to fallen trees all over the city. At about 7 last night a tree fell onto the Pilgrim Community Church in South Los Angeles and as a result the "building has been red-tagged," reports abc7, noting that a tree fell onto a parked car at Burbank Boulevard and Topanga Canyon as well, and another in Long Beach. "In Pacoima, a camper broke the fall of a tree, and a Jack in the Box sign flew off at Sherman Way and Coldwater Canyon in North Hollywood."
The DWP is expected to continue to work diligently to restore service, as does Southern California Edison, who "said 21,000 of its customers in Monrovia, Arcadia, Pasadena, Manhattan Beach and Huntington Beach are also without power."