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Crews work to clear downed power lines in Lancaster

Downed power lines

Southern California Edison crews on Wednesday were continuing work to clean up about 50 power poles downed by winds in Lancaster, but officials said it could take days to clear the mess.

The poles, which sit between Avenues G and D on 110th Street West, were knocked down about 7 p.m. Tuesday, officials said. A total of four customers lost service, but Edison spokesman Daniel Brady said power had been restored to two by 1 a.m. today.

"Our first priority is to get power restored to those customers," he said.

A majority of the poles are still down, Brady said, adding that it would take days to remove the debris, replace the poles and string new wires.

"It's a giant mess," he said. "A lot of cleanup needs to happen."

Brady said 110th Street West remained closed this morning. It was unclear when the north-south road would reopen.

The National Weather Service issued a high-wind advisory for the area Tuesday, warning that northwest gusts of up to 60 mph could blow through.

— Kate Mather
Photo: Southern California Edison crews work in gusty conditions to repair as many as 50 power poles felled by high winds in Lancaster. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times
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