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Edison says power will not be fully restored until Sunday night

December 2, 2011 |  9:44 pm

Southern California Edison has restored service to about half the 226,000 customers who lost power in this week's windstorms, but downed trees and debris are preventing crews from getting into some of the hardest-hit areas, a spokesman said Friday.

"We're being hampered by a lack of access," Edison spokesman David Song said. "We can't get up the streets to bring our trucks in and get elevated to the lines."

Song said that hundreds of crews are working round-the-clock to restore electricity to everyone without power but that 127,000 customers remain in the dark. The company does not expect full restoration of service until Sunday at 8 p.m. The workers are not moving from neighborhood to neighborhood but rather have fanned out into all Edison territories, he added.

Here are numbers affected and those without power, by community:

Arcadia: total affected; 20,490, still out 16,706
Alhambra: total affected; 5,925, still out 2,141
Altadena: total affected; 3,118, still out 3,114
Covina *
Duarte: total affected; 1,069, still out 1,069
El Monte: total affected; 6,615, still out 3,064
La Cañada Flintridge: total affected; 1,796, still out 1,486
La Crescenta: total affected; 2,375, still out 802
Montebello *
Monrovia: total affected; 4,608, still out 3,005
Rosemead: total affected; 3,592, still out 2,272
San Marino: total affected; 1,976, still out 1,105
South Pasadena: total affected; 7,801, still out 5,070
Temple City: total affected; 2,452, still out 2,389

*information unavailable


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