UPDATE: Metro Blue Line Service Restored in Long Beach, Few Customers Still Without Power Due to Outage • Long Beach Post

UPDATE | Metro Blue Line rail service has been restored between the Del Amo and Willow Street stations after a power outage in Long Beach Thursday afternoon caused some stations to lose power, Metro officials said.


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The power outage was reported at 2:27PM and affected 769 customers due to failed underground equipment, Southern California Edison (SCE) spokesman David Song said. 

The affected area included Del Amo Boulevard to the north, California Avenue to the east, Spring Street to the south and Magnolia Avenue to the west.

Power was restored to some customers by 4:01PM, Song said.

SCE first responders were able to isolate and switch power within an hour and a half in order to restore the power to some customers—including Metro—by 4:01PM, he said. 

According to an outage map on the SCE website, only 14 customers remain impacted as of 5:03PM. The estimated restoration time is 8:00PM.

PREVIOUSLY: Parts of the Metro Blue Line Service Interrupted Due to Power Outage

10/29/15 at 4:30PM | Metro Blue Line rail service has been interrupted between the Del Amo and Willow Street stations due to a power outage in Long Beach Thursday afternoon, Metro officials said.

The outage happened at about 2:30PM, authorities stated.

Long Beach Transit is providing bus shuttles to transport customers between the Del Amo, Wardlow, and Willow stations.

Riders can also use the Long Beach Transit Line 51 between Fifth Street, Anaheim Street, Pacific Coast Highway and the Willow Street Station to the Del Amo Station, according to Metro officials.

Customers traveling south of Del Amo Station should anticipate major delays until further notice.

Blue Line service between Del Amo and downtown Los Angeles has not been affected.

Officials do not know the cause of the power outage, which is under investigation.

According to a power outage map on Southern California Edison’s website, 769 customers were affected as of 3:45PM Thursday. The map shows the power outage originating in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood, which occurred at 2:27PM with no estimated restoration time.

No additional information is available at this time. The Post will update this story as we learn more. 

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Stephanie Rivera covers immigration and the north, west and central parts of Long Beach. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @StephRivera88.

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