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84 Still Without Power

Southern California Edison crews are going block-to-block to ensure all customers have service.

As of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 84 Southern California Edison customers in remain in the dark, a representative for the utility company said.

They and 1,420 other customers in the San Gabriel Valley have not had power since whipped through the area Nov. 30, seven days ago.

SCE Spokeswoman Mashi Nyssen said she does not know when these customers will have their power restored. However, Nyssen said SCE crews have begun going block-by-block to expedite the process.

Meanwhile, two SCE-operated community outreach centers where customers can obtain free supplies such as flashlights, water and ice, remain open. Those centers are in Temple City and Altadena.

The Altadena Center is at 730 E. Altadena Drive and the Temple City Center is at 9701 Las Tunas Ave., cross street Kauffman Avenue.

Edison put out a news release with the following safety reminders:

  • Do not touch a downed power line, even if it looks dead. Call 911 immediately.
  • Use flashlights and have a battery-operated radio. Use flashlights for lighting during a power outage; do not use candles because they pose a significant fire hazard.
  • Watch for traffic signals that may be out. Approach those intersections as four-way stops.
  • Do not use equipment indoors that is designed for outdoor cooking. Such equipment can emit carbon monoxide and other toxic gases.
  • Leave the doors of your refrigerator and freezer closed to keep your food as fresh as possible. An unopened refrigerator can keep foods cold enough for a couple of hours. A half-full freezer will stay cold for up to 24 hours and a full freezer for 48 hours. If you must eat food that was refrigerated or frozen, check it carefully for signs of spoilage.
  • Check on your neighbors to make sure everyone is safe.

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