Corona Power Outages Blamed On Wind, Broken Pole

The outages impacted more than 3,000 SCE customers.

Patch file photo/Maggie Avants
Patch file photo/Maggie Avants

A pair of power outages struck Corona Sunday, the longest of which was caused by a broken utility pole that left more than 1,300 homes and businesses without power, a Southern California Edison spokesman said.

The first outage was reported at 8:10 a.m. as heavy winds sent palm tree fronds against overhead power lines north of Poppy Street. The contact with the lines caused an outage that initially affected 1,752 ratepayers, SCE spokesman Paul Klein said.

None of the lines were damaged and power was restored by 8:34 a.m., Klein said.

But the most significant power disruption happened at 9:20 a.m. on Taylor Street south of Citron Street. There, the broken pole brought down power lines that left 1,319 customers without power throughout the day, Klein said.

None of homes or businesses in the second outage had their power restored and a full restoration wasn't expected until 1 a.m. Monday, Klein said.

Klein said he did not know how the utility pole was damaged. --City News Service


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