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Power outages hit Canyon Country

One planned, the other not

Posted: October 21, 2008 2:26 p.m.
Updated: December 22, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Updated 5:10 p.m.:
As of 4:30 p.m., 120 Edison customers were still without power in the unexpected Canyon Country outage.

Of the 350 customers initially affected, 230 had power restored by 2:08 p.m., according to Lois Pitter Bruce, Edison spokeswoman.

She said "a failed underground component" caused the outage, and crews estimate they will complete repairs and expect to have power restored to the remaining 120 customers by 10 p.m.


Residents and businesses in a two-mile radius of the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and Galeton Road in Canyon Country lost electrical power this afternoon, according to officials.

At 2:45 p.m., Lt. Tom Bryski of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said deputies were on the scene or en route to the area, a few blocks east of Sierra Highway.

About 350 customers are affected, according to Lois Pitter Bruce, Southern California Edison spokeswoman, who said the power went out at 1:57 p.m.

"The cause is unknown, but our workers are going out to check it out and pinpoint the problem," Bruce said.

The powerless area is bordered by Winterdale on the north, the Santa Clara River on the south, Sierra Highway on the west and Oak Spring Canyon to the east, she said.

The unplanned outage coincided with a planned outage Edison scheduled in Canyon Country for 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today.

"That one was to repair underground cables," Bruce said.

The planned outage's borders are Sunrise Summit to the north, Sierra Highway to the south, Rainbow Glen to the west, and Friendly Valley on the east.

Bruce said work on the planned outage should be completed on time tonight.


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