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Power Outage!

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The power is out. It has affected downtown, south Los Angeles, west Los Angeles and parts of the Valley. According to KCAL 9's news coverage, LA DWP says it is a mechanical failure at two of their receiving stations and the loss of power may be a result to some of the failsafes in place to protect those stations. Electricity is returning to some areas now.

Traffic appears to be rough throughout the city and people are stuck in elevators but no major problems have been reported.

Let's not go jumping to conclusions.

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Update: Power should be back for everyone in the next 2 hours. Some overzealous cable cutting seems to be the culprit and it caused power failure in about 50% of the city.