About 3,000 customers of Southern California Edison are without power this morning in the Naples and Belmont Shore area after thunder and lightning rolled through the area early Wednesday morning.
Currently, a field investigator is determining the necessary repairs, and a repair crew is en route to begin work, according to Southern California Edison. SCE estimates that most power restoration will be complete by 3 p.m. Sunday.
Hail and heavy rain hit the Long Beach area Tuesday evening after a cold front brought a dramatic shift in weather, causing power outages and downed wires in areas like CSULB and Naples.
The Belmont Shore outage is centered on the western edge of Naples Island, with a restoration time not determined, according to SCE.
Southern California Edison said most power to the 1,635 households affected by the outage should come back by 5 p.m. today.
Southern California Edison blamed the outage on an equipment failure. The owner of a nursery in North Long Beach said power cables fell onto his property.
The power outage spanned from Anaheim Street to Hill Street and from Long Beach Boulevard to Magnolia Avenue.
An underground power vault fire has left some businesses and homes near Downtown without power for nearly an hour late Saturday afternoon.
A representative from SCE said it is not clear when the power will be restored.
A driver crashed into a power pole near Heartwell Park Friday evening, prompting a power outage in the area and a street closure for a few hours.