SCE crews restoring power as season’s first winter storm rolls into the Southland

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Nov. 8, 2002 — Southern California Edison was dispatching all available crews Friday to restore power to areas affected by the southland’s first winter storm.

Service interruptions have been reported in desert, mountain, coastal and northern and eastern regions of SCE’s service area.

As of 12 p.m. Friday, SCE still had approximately 2,800 customers without service.

Since the winter storm started in the early part of Thursday afternoon, a total of approximately 98,000 SCE customers have experienced outages lasting from a few seconds to several hours. Areas affected include parts of Ventura County, San Joaquin Valley, Fullerton, San Monica, Redlands, the San Bernardino Mountains, Barstow, San Jacinto, Victorville and the Antelope Valley.

With national weather reports indicating a continuation of rain and wind over the next 24 to 48 hours, SCE is making preparations for field personnel and support staff to work around-the-clock to restore service to affected customers.

An Edison International company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of more than 12 million via 4.3 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within central, coastal and Southern California. For more information on the California electricity market, see

Source: Southern California Edison

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