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Power restored to thousands in Whittier; 911 lines working

February 25, 2013 | 10:08 pm

Power was being restored to thousands of customers in Whittier, and emergency lines to the city Police Department were working after being temporarily knocked out, officials said Monday night. 

Southern California Edison said power had been restored to some customers and that all power would be restored Monday night. The utility said the cause of the outage had not been determined.

A fire was reported about 7 p.m. at the electrical substation where the breakdown was reported, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The agency said power was also affected in La Habra and La Mirada.

About 10,000 people were without electricity at one point, officials said. All 911 calls in the city were being routed to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department as utility crews worked to restore power.

Whittier police said later Monday night that emergency lines were working.

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