A historic winter storm knocked out power to more than 70,000 people in California.
At the time of writing, 72,187 households were without electricity in the state.
According to PowerOutage.us, which tracks outages across the country, more than 81,000 people were without power at one point earlier in the day.
“On top of power outages, the storm also shut down the state’s major interstates,” The Hill reported. “San Francisco faced record cold temperatures over the weekend, while Southern California residents continued to experience rain and snow midweek. It was one of the strongest storms to hit Southern California, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service’s Los Angeles forecast office said storms and outages could continue into Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Southern California Edison began fixing outages on Friday but warned that it could take 12 to 24 hours after customers first reported their area was down.
Under current conditions, customers experiencing outages should expect a staff response between 12-24 hours from the time outages are reported. Restoration may take longer depending on field conditions. TY for your understanding. Our staff will not stop until everything is restored.
— LADWP (@LADWP) February 25, 2023
“Under current conditions, customers experiencing outages should expect crews to respond between 12-24 hours from the time the outage is reported,” the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power tweeted. “Restoration may take longer depending on field conditions. TY for your understanding. Our staff will not stop until everything is restored. “
NBC Los Angeles 3., “LADWP outages Saturday affected 2,300 customers in East Hollywood, more than 1,600 customers in Hollywood, more than 1,000 customers in Los Feliz and 874 customers in Toluca Lake, as well as across smaller Los Angeles County. Scattered breakdowns. The utility estimates power will be restored in Toluca Lake by 10 p.m., in East Hollywood by 10:30 p.m., in Hollywood by 11 p.m., and in Los Feliz by midnight.