Afternoon power outage briefly leaves over 1,000 households in North Long Beach without power

Over 1,000 households in the area near Atlantic Avenue and East 60th Street in North Long Beach experienced power outages Saturday afternoon, according to Southern California Edison.

The company said most of the 1,635 households affected by the outage should get power back by 5 p.m. today, however, crews quickly made progress toward restoring power, and by 3:22 p.m. only two homes remained without power.

Metallic balloons on electrical equipment seemed to have caused the outage, according to the electrical company’s webpage.

Editor’s Note: This story was updated with more information from Southern California Edison.

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