Trees litter the streets and traffic lights are still out in South Pasadena Friday with Edison giving no estimated time for power restoration.
“We are asking people to please be patient,” Vanessa McGrady of Southern California Edison told Patch. “We don’t know what the restoration time is but people can make sure they have supplies and prepare for an extended outage.”
"Multiple circuits are damaged throughout the region," she said. “We don’t have any estimates yet so we’re trying to work on those.”
About 135,000 customers are still without power, mostly in the foothill and San Gabriel Valley communities. Power outages began with strong wind gusts Wednesday night that continued through Friday morning.
With no definite word on when power would be restored, families fled to local hotels Thursday night to gain refuge.
Crews can restore one circuit in the area—which could explain why your neighbor across the street has power—but not everybody will have power restored, McGrady said.
“Part of the issue is that so many trees are down that crews are having a time getting through and accessing equipment,” she said. “Crews are going as fast as they can.”
“The big safety message to get across to people are never to touch a down power line, call 911 if you see that,” McGrady said. “Sometimes the winds can knock those loose. They can come down with poles. Even if you think it’s not energized don’t touch it.”
McGrady urges locals to follow Edison for updates on Twitter @socaledison.
Click on the attached map for a list of outages in South Pas.
Do you have power in South Pasadena? If so, where and about what time did you get power?