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Santa Ana winds: Glassell Park tops DWP’s list of power outages

December 2, 2011 |  3:33 pm

Click here to see more photos.Residents in Glassell Park have the highest number of power outages caused by the windstorm in Los Angeles, the Department of Water and Power said.

According to data released about 10 a.m. Friday, there were 11,800 homes without power in Glassell Park, followed by Cypress Park, where 10,200 were still in the dark.

The majority of outages were in east and northeast Los Angeles neighborhoods. Highland Park had nearly 10,000 without power, and Boyle Heights had 3,400, according to the DWP.

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There were also outages in many other parts of the city, including 1,400 in Venice, 4,200 in Hollywood and 5,000 in Los Feliz.

As of 3 p.m. there were no data available more recent than the 10 a.m. figures. Officials said that there were 67,000 total without power and that 134 work crews had spread out across the city to tackle 500 outages.

Power has already been restored for nearly 150,000 of 1.4 million customers, officials said.

A water conservation alert for hillside areas in northeast L.A. was called off, DWP officials said. They said that crews were able to restore power to a water system and that water levels had returned to normal.

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-- Ari Bloomekatz

Photo: Fallen power poles block Live Oak Avenue in Irwindale as crews scramble to address the situation. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

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