The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has restored power to more than 145,000 of its 1.4 million consumers of electric power—but some 67,000 people were still stuck without any power supply as of 10 a.m. on Friday.
It will still take anywhere from 24 hours to 48 hours for 134 LADWP crews working around the clock to fully restore power to all customers, according to the latest communiqué from the LADWP.
In Northeast L.A. and East L.A., about 44,400 LADWP customers remain without power—although that’s 13,900 fewer people than the number on Thursday night. The customers included 9,900 people in Highland Park (3,000 less than Thursday night); 11,800 in Glassell Park (1,000 more than on Thursday night); and 3,100 in Eagle Rock (1,300 less than on Thursday night).
For a look at power outages in other neighborhoods as well as for tips on how to handle storm-related issues such as collapsed power lines and fallen trees, visit the LADWP news site by clicking this link.
Meanwhile, in Highland Park, residents’ concerns continued to mount that they would be without power for a lot longer than the LADWP anticipates. There's still no power on streets both north and south of Figueroa, from Avenue 57 to Avenue 60. LADWP crewmembers were cutting up fallen trees on Avenue 57, where one resident said that a lot of his neighbors were impacted by Wednesday night's collapse of a single power line. Another resident on Avenue 57—where storm winds tore off the roof from an apartment—feared he would be without power for at least a week.
Residents also complained that despite their past requests, City authorities failed to trim a number of 25-year-old ficus trees that were severely damaged or uprooted during Wednesday’s windstorm. The trees that property owners did trim did not collapse, the residents noted.
In Eagle Rock, several residents are wondering what to do about all the storm debris littering the streets—and what the City’s plans are for clearing the streets. Patch is awaiting a response from the office of about the matter.