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Mount Olympus residents without power because of storm-related problems [Updated]

December 29, 2010 | 10:11 am

About 1,500 homes in Hollywood's Mount Olympus neighborhood were without power Wednesday due to a storm-related outage.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power received several calls from residents reporting the outage about 8 a.m., said DWP spokeswoman Maychelle Yee.

[Updated at 11:15 a.m.: Power was fully restored about 10:45 a.m. The cause of the outage was a downed tree branch, Yee said.]

Repair crews were dispatched to the neighborhood, but the exact cause of the power loss is so far unknown, Yee said.

"We've gotten calls asking if it was fallen tree branches, which this area is very susceptible to," she said. “Most likely this is weather-related, it's safe to say."

Crews are working to restore power but are unsure when service will resume, she said.

Anyone who sees downed power lines is urged to call 1-800-DIAL-DWP, she said.


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