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Updated: Power Outage Leaves 1,923 Walnut Residents in the Dark

The outage happened at 11:36 p.m. Wednesday night.

Updated 8:15 a.m. Jan. 31, 2012

Power was partially restored in Walnut in the early morning hours after an outage, but some residents reported to Patch still not having electricity as late at 5:30 a.m.

The Southern California Edison website reports that as of 7:42 a.m., 314 residents remain without power. The cause is listed as "faulty equipment."  Power is expected to be fully restored by 1 p.m.

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Updated 2:23 a.m. Jan. 31, 2012

Power was restored in Walnut at 2:17 a.m. after an outage that lasted nearly three hours.

Southern California still had not listed a cause for outage on its website at the time of this update.

Patch will provide more information as it becomes available.

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Southern California Edison crews are looking into the cause of a blackout that has cut the power for 1,923 Walnut residents.

At around 11:36 p.m. Wednesday night, electricity went out in the neighborhoods near Grand Avenue and Amar/Temple Road.

The cause is unknown as of 12:07 a.m., according to the Edison website. Crews are aware of the problem and are investigating the cause.

Power is expected to be restored at 1:30 a.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.

This report will be updated as more information becomes available.

Vito Spago January 31, 2013 at 09:47 AM
And they claim the quality of life is great in Walnut. Bet some 3rd world countries have better success at keeping the lights on. Amazing how Edison continues to screw its customers and continues to get away with it. Then they get rate increases on top of it. Only in America...
Julie K. January 31, 2013 at 11:38 AM
This report states that power was restored over an hour ago. However, it looks as if my street has yet to get power back. Going on 4 hours now...
Alexi Georghiou January 31, 2013 at 03:01 PM
5:20 AM, still no power on Collegewood!!!
notsomuch January 31, 2013 at 03:47 PM
Edison has no control over criminals thieving copper.
Melanie C. Johnson (Editor) January 31, 2013 at 04:06 PM
Oh wow Julie and Alexi. My power came back on at the time mentioned in the article. I have to check and see what happened.
Paul January 31, 2013 at 07:39 PM
Why can't Edison fix this continous problem? 10 hours without power!!
Ken January 31, 2013 at 09:13 PM
My power went out around 11:30 pm last night and it just went back on around 12:30 pm today. 13 hours!
Vito Spago January 31, 2013 at 09:21 PM
Your electric rates are too low. Authorize a rate increase and they will go to the trouble to wire in a bypass in an hour. Otherwise you get the Union slow fix.
Robert Corona January 31, 2013 at 09:57 PM
After they restore your power,,,, your rates will go up to pay for the overtime!!! They don't need much of a reason.
Michael February 01, 2013 at 12:56 AM
They did not state is was due to copper theft- why would you misrepresent this? Edison has plenty of money for EXPENSIVE, worthless TV commercials yet they can't spend a few million to upgrade Walnut- they just raised our rates 10%. Who would defend this spectacular Edison mismanagement?
Ken February 01, 2013 at 06:46 PM
Actually, Edison subtracts out alot of their work to non-union companies such as Henkels & McCoy.

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