Nearly 500 residents along Malibu Road were without power for approximately 90 minutes Monday morning after an equipment failure on a power pole between Malibu Colony and Corral Canyon roads, according to Southern California Edison.
A device used to manage lightning on power poles failed and left 491 customers without power, according to SCE spokeswoman Maureen Brown. The outage occurred at 8:41 a.m. and power was restored at 10:15 a.m.
This was the second power outage reported in Malibu in the last 48 hours. On Saturday night, more than 4,000 customers were left in the dark after a tree fell on a primary line at Bonsail Drive and Pacific Coast Highway. Most customers had their lights back by 7 a.m. Sunday, though 11 customers remained without power until 4 p.m. Sunday.
A definitive cause for that outage has not been determined, but Brown said there were high winds reported Saturday night, which could have caused the tree to fall.