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Thousands of residents without power as storm batters L.A. region

January 20, 2010 | 12:44 pm

The rainstorm lashing the Los Angeles region has interrupted electricity service to thousands of homes and businesses.

As of 11 a.m., 11,609 Southern California Edison customers were without power, said spokeswoman Lauren Bartlett.

“Southern California Edison crews have been working around the clock since the storm started to restore service to our customers,” she said.

The worst-hit areas were the cities of Orange, with 1,624 customers in the dark; Newport Beach (967); Lake Forest (821); Inglewood (803); Redlands (767); Altadena (529); Gardena (493); Mira Loma (493) and Pomona (383).

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power also reported scattered outages that left 3,800 customers without service this morning.

-- Alexandra Zavis