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Thousands without power in L.A. as rain, wind cause outages

October 4, 2010 | 11:03 pm

Power outages caused by rain and wind Monday night were blamed for leaving more than 26,000 Los Angeles residents without electricity.

The neighborhoods most affected were in South Los Angeles, where about 19,000 customers were without power as of 9 p.m., the Department of Water and Power said.

The utility said about 3,700 customers were without power in Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights and Cypress Park. Another 4,000 customers were without electricity in Koreatown and southeast Los Angeles.

The DWP said crews were working to restore power as soon as possible.

--Robert J. Lopez