Over 16,000 Without Power throughout Southland
The worst of the storms have passed, but rain continues to put a damper on utility service. Between the L.A. Department of Water and Power and Southern California Edison, over 16,000 are without power. In Los Angeles, the LADWP is reporting 2,600 without power. For Edison, 13,835 customers are without service. One of hardest struck areas is Blythe, where 2,216 customers are affected. "More than 80 power poles were blown down when tornado-like winds struck the area causing services interruption to customers in the area," explained the utility in a statement.
Other hard hit areas include Shaver Lake (897 without power), Hemet (856), Yucaipa (788), Rancho Palos Verdes (707), Ventura (666) and Forest Falls (571).
Snow in Arrowhead, Kernville and Shaver may also bring problems later today when expected weather conditions worsen in those areas.