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Power Outage Turns out the Lights for 500 in Pacific Palisades

The affected area was near Sunset Boulevard and Allenford Avenue.

The power outage lasted about six hours in Pacific Palisades today. Patch file photo.
The power outage lasted about six hours in Pacific Palisades today. Patch file photo.

About 500 customers near the Pacific Palisades area were without electricity today for close to six hours, a utility official said.

The outage near Sunset Boulevard and Allenford Avenue occurred from 3:40 a.m., without power being fully restored at 9:30 a.m., said Albert Rodriguez of the Department of Water and Power.

Rodriguez said it was not immediately known what caused the outage.

Police could not confirm radio traffic reports that a downed power pole had blocked Sunset Boulevard near Allenford Avenue, between the Pacific Palisades and Brentwood.

--City News Service

Penny Arévalo February 02, 2014 at 12:51 PM
I heard it was horrible.
Ritchie Saunders February 02, 2014 at 01:01 PM
If you listen to KNX radio they have traffic on the "5" and it was on their reports starting early in the morning. It is worth always checking it. They cover the Westside and give lots of info. People are great about calling and giving them the latest. Maybe the police should listen too!!!
carrie February 03, 2014 at 12:06 AM
I was stuck there as well with no detour sign for the downed power line. Then I took Amalfi and half way down cars were being asked to turn around and not sure why that happened at that intersection. I called 311 to talk to traffic and highway safety and they give you a voice mail. thought 311 was supposed to help us! It was a mess and Chautauqua Backed way up. Where were the traffic personal helping out? Also, i listened to KNX and nothing on it, just the downed motorcycle rider on the 405 north which affected me as well trying to get to westwood!!!!
Ryan S February 05, 2014 at 10:45 PM
I was biking through the closed area of Sunset at about 11am and there was a Mustang embedded in the utility pole, which was knocked about halfway over. Why wasn't that mentioned in the report?
Penny Arévalo February 05, 2014 at 10:50 PM
This was all the news wire had. That's great additional information. Thanks!

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