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All Power Restored in Massive West LA Power Outage

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A problem at an electrical distribution station that caused around 20,500 West LA customers to lose power tonight was restored by 9:55 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power. The problem began around 7:40 p.m. causing some 13 people to be trapped in an elevator, traffic jams across Westside neighborhoods and LAPD officers in the West Bureau to go on tactical alert. The basic area where power was knocked out was bordered by the 10 Freeway to the south, Wilshire Blvd. to the north, Sepulveda Blvd to the east and the city of Santa Monica to the west. For the second time, the LADWP gave updates directly to the public via Twitter. Last week, a power outage affecting 6,000 customers in the Hancock Park area was the first time they used Twitter during a major outage.

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