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Faulty Underground Equipment Leaves 2,014 Walnut Residents in Dark

Southern California Edison expects to have power restored to the remaining 302 customers in the dark by 1 p.m.

Southern California Edison is pointing to underground cable failure as the reason for a power outage Wednesday night that affected 2,014 customers.

Crews are working to restore power to the remaining 302 customers in the dark, said Lauren Bartlett, an Edison spokeswoman. 

Although service came back on for most residents at around 2:50 a.m. today, some customers in the Collegewood and Timberline areas reported still being without power as late as 5:30 a.m.

Power is expected to be fully restored by 1 p.m.

Outages appear to be happening with great frequency in recent months, with Patch writing about blackouts in the area in December, November, and October, as well as the one last week caused by a copper theft at the vacant Diamond Bar Honda.

Bartlett said she did not information at this time whether Edison plans equipment upgrades in the area in the near future.

Vito Spago February 01, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Wish Walnut city council would do something about these outages. Council does absolutely nothing. How about a $100,000 fine for each hour that the power is off. Part of being the electric company is to continue to maintain existing power infrastructure. Edison uses existing money to pay for inflated salaries and pensions then cries poverty when power fails due to lack of maintenance. Customers are being screwed over by the Electric company..

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