Map showing areas still without power. Courtesy LAC
COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
Though restoration isn’t yet complete after lightning took a power line down on Barranca Mesa today, power is back on for North Mesa utility customers. Residents on Barranca Mesa will have to wait a little longer for restoration.
Department of Public Utilities Electric Distribution crews are working to repair the damaged line which is near the descent into Rendija Canyon. They are trying to isolate lines in order to restore power for as many customers as possible while repairing the downed line.
The outage, which occurred around 2:05 p.m., initially affected about 1,600 customers. About 670 are still without power.