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Thousands without power in South L.A. and Encino

December 18, 2012 |  7:58 pm

About 2,000 residents lost power in South Los Angeles and an additional 600 in Encino were in the dark early Tuesday evening, according to officials with the city's Department of Water and Power.

The first outage in Encino was at about 5 p.m., following reports of downed power lines, said DWP spokesperson Carol Tucker.

"We have crews that are there and they'll be working on it," Tucker said. "We just got a call about downed power lines, and that could be caused by a number of different things."

The outage in South L.A. began about 6:20 p.m., Tucker said. "Not clear what happened there," Tucker said, adding that there was currently no timeline for when power would be restored to customers in either area.

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- Ari Bloomekatz

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