Power Outage in East Pasadena Not Related to Preemptive Power Shutoffs, SCE Says

Published : Monday, October 15, 2018 | 5:56 AM

An early morning power outage in Northeast Pasadena affecting 3,100 customers is not part of Southern California Edison’s announced pre-emptive circuit shutdowns designed to reduce fire hazard, a company person said.

The 5:06 a.m. outage struck a wide area in the Hastng Ranch / Kinneloa area.

SCE spokesperson Lois Bruce said the area affected was confined to Sierra Madre Boulevard on the north, Altadena Drive on the south, Santa Rosa Drive on the east and New York Drive on the west,

It is not connected to the power shut off program, and “we do not have a specific cause” yet identified, Bruce said.

On Sunday, a Southern California Edison official said electric circuits might be de-energized in the foothill areas of Pasadena it serves on Monday or Tuesday if expected Santa Ana winds become so severe that electrical wires could come down and spark fires.

SCE spokesman Paul Netter said there was a “possibility of a shutdown of power.”

The only area in Pasadena subject to the possible pre-emptive shutdown is one served by SCE and located in the northeast part of the city along Kinneloa Mesa from Kinneloa Canyon Road on the west to Pasadena Glen Road on the east, according to a City of Pasadena spokesperson.

Inside the City of Pasadena, customers of Pasadena Water and Power will not be subject to any planned or pre-emptive power shutoffs, PWP spokesperson Margerie Otto said.

“Both Water and Power and the Fire Dept. will closely monitor the weather and will be ready to respond to any changing conditions,” Otto said.

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