(March 31, 2005) -- Parts of ELB, including areas along Los Coyotes Diagonal (extending to Bellflower Blvd.) and LBPD's East Division station, lost power on Wednesday night (Mar. 30), apparently the result of a vehicle mishap.
Southern CA Edison spokesperson Gil Alexander told LBReport.com that the interruption stemmed from a car accident in the area of 5000 Airport Plaza Drive [business park area west of Clark Ave. b/w 28th and 29th St.] at about 8:10 p.m.
Mr. Alexander said about 1,098 customers were affected and power was restored within 45 minutes to all but three customers.
But others indicated to us that their areas were in the dark considerably longer...with power along parts of Los Coyotes out until about midnight.
Mr. Alexander said crews worked through the night on repairs...and were able to restore power by rerouting power, in some cases on a computerized basis before crews arrived on scene.
He said additional repairs are taking place (three customers remain affected as we post at predawn) which is expected to be completed by about 8 a.m.