Power fully restored after outage in West Malibu

UPDATE: Monday, 4:15 p.m.: An Edison spokesperson confirmed that 4,148 customers were affected by Saturday night’s power outage in West Malibu, not 3,589, which was the number released by officials over the weekend.

SCE spokeswoman Maureen Brown did not know why the two numbers were different, but she was certain that 4,148 was the correct figure as of Monday afternoon. 

She said one circuit failed 2,224 customers, and a second circuit failed 1,924 customers. 


UPDATE: 7:20 p.m.: Southern California Edison restored power to 11 customers in West Malibu at 4 p.m. Sunday after they had been in the dark since Saturday night. Most of the 3,589 customers who lost power Saturday night had their power back on by 7 a.m. Sunday.

The outage was first reported after multiple trees fell across power lines between Bonsail Drive and Latigo Canyon Road.

The cause of the downed lines is not yet known but could be weather-related, according to SCE spokeswoman Susan Cox. 

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UPDATE: 2:20 p.m.: Crews are still working to restore power to 11 customers in West Malibu, according to Southern California Edison spokeswoman Susan Cox. She estimated that power would be fully restored “sometime this evening” but was unsure of an exact time.

More than 3,500 SCE customers lost power Saturday night after multiple trees fell across power lines between Bonsail Drive and Latigo Canyon Road.

The cause is not yet known but could be weather-related, Cox said. 


More than 3,500 Southern California Edison customers had their power back early Sunday morning after multiple trees fell across power lines between Bonsail Drive and Latigo Canyon Road Saturday night. 

Eleven customers are still without power as crews continue to work at the scene. 

“I don’t have an estimated restoration time yet,” SCE spokeswoman Susan Cox said. 

Cox said the cause of the trees falling is still under investigation, but it may have been weather-related. 

Originally, 3,589 customers originally lost power when the trees fell at 7:51 p.m. Saturday. Power was restored to 3,578 of them at 6:39 a.m. Sunday.

Check www.malibutimes.com for more information as it becomes available.

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