About 1,500 Southern California Edison customers in Manhattan Beach have had their power restored after a downed line at Cedar and Marine avenues caused an outage that initially affected 2,200, the utility says. The problem was first reported shortly after 9 p.m., the utility company said.
Nearly 24 hours before a planned power outage in the city, many Manhattan Beach residents and businesses are without power due to an unplanned outage.
An underground transformer in the Manhattan Village shopping center blew, according to City Manager David Carmany, causing the power outage. The number of Southern California Edison customers without power is 2,289, according to Edison's online power outage map.
Ralphs grocery store in Manhattan Village told Patch they are without power and closed. The Apple Store inside Manhattan Village said they have power. Carmany reports "intermittent" power for the Manhattan Village mall.
Residents in Manhattan Village have reported being without power as have residents in other parts of the city. Some Manhattan Village residents are reporting their power restored as of 9:15 p.m.
Southern California Edison has dispatched their "troublemen." It's unknown how soon Edison crews will arrive on scene.
Signals on Marine Avenue at Aviation Boulevard and Cedar Avenue are working again. The signal at Sepulveda Boulevard and Marine is not.