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Thousands remain without power after Southland storm

 More than 10,000 Southern California customers remained without power Monday morning after a storm with high winds ripped through the region, causing outages from Orange County to Santa Monica.  

Southern California Edison spokeswoman Lauren Bartlett said 10,656 customers were without power early Monday, said. Of those, about half were in Laguna Hills, while 1,326 Santa Monica customers were in the dark.

Other high-impact areas were Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Inglewood, Rancho Santa Margarita and Rolling Hills.

Bartlett said crews worked through the night and continued to work around the clock Monday to fix the lines. She called the problems “weather related” but added that “winds can affect the power without lines coming down.”  

There was no estimate on when power might be restored, she said.

The weekend storm, which weather specialists said was one of the biggest of the winter, dumped about three-quarters of an inch of rain on downtown Los Angeles.

In total, nearly 143,000 Edison customers experienced flickering lights or lost power during the storm.

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