Construction crane causes power outage in Malibu

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[Update: 3:30 p.m.] Southern California Edison has confirmed power was restored as of 2:45 p.m. to all Malibu Colony and Malibu Road residents.


[Update: 2:05 p.m.] Southern California Edison said power should be restored by 8 p.m. Tuesday night. This is the first estimated completion time, but it can be revised, according to SCE spokesman Mark Olson.


Malibu Colony and Malibu Road residents remained without power for at least three hours Tuesday after a construction crane hit power lines on Malibu Road, according to Southern California Edison (SCE).

The outage impacted approximately 200 customers, according to SCE spokesman Mark Olson, and occurred around 10:20 a.m. As of 1:15 p.m., SCE was still working to restore power and it was unclear when the lights would be back on.

“They are sending crews out to do the repairs, but there is no ETA [when the power will be restored] at this time,” Olson said.

The crane was likely working on a residential project near the 24100 block of Malibu Road and damaged a small section of the power line, Olson said.

“The line is still intact,” he said. “…It’s a relatively simply repair.”

By temporarily switching circuit boards underground, Olson said SCE was able to “isolate the incident” and restore some power to certain customers, but not to all affected customers.

Are you affected by the outage? Email us at malibunews@malibutimes.com.