About 2,600 Department of Water and Power customers in Highland Park were without electricity as of Tuesday evening due to downed power lines.
Mary Anne Pierson of LADWP said the outage occurred about 2:15 p.m. in
the area of Monte Vista just south of Avenue 59.
"It could have been a car running into a pole or a tree branch,'' she
said of the outage's cause. "I just don't know."
Crews were working to repair the lines, but there was no estimate of
when power would be restored.
As of 5:30 p.m. power was still out near Avenue 50 and Monte Vista Street, according to an area resident.
Ernestina Sanchez, a Highland Park resident, said she got her electricity back at around 6 p.m.
"It gave me a chance to refresh my battery supply and make sure all my emergency kit flashlights were working," she said. "Hope the rest get it back soon."