Power outage hits nearly 500 on Malibu Rd. Monday morning

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. 

The Malibu Times is the first newspaper in Malibu, serving the community since 1946.

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