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- 13,000 Edison and 63,000 DWP customers have no power. You're not alone.

- Calling 3-1-1 is pretty much useless with a surge of calls. We've been on hold for over a half hour. If you have a true fire emergency and 9-1-1 is also a hold, call the Operations Command Dispatch at 1-800-688-8000 (this is the 9-1-1 fire). However DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBER IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN EMERGENCY.

- It is hard to see traffic lights that have no lights on. Drive slowly and make sure you notice these and make a complete stop. LAPD is pulling people over today for this violation. The woman we saw pulled over today claimed she did not even see the light. The officers did not accept that excuse.

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- Don't drive fast around bends. You never know if there is a downed power line or tree around that blind curve. We already saw this happen on Mulholland east of Laurel Canyon today where a tree knocked down a street light blocking both lanes. Speeding cars around the bend would screech to a stop.

- You may have a downed tree, but the less traffic your street sees, the longer it will take for the city to come by pick it up. Cul de sacs could be waiting a whole week according to city officials.

- Some of the better news coverage is coming from 980 and 1020 AM.

Above photo of a tree on Mulholland. With the help of some neighbors and construction workers remodeling a home, we cleared the the glass from the street light and put up those cones. Community work at its best!