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The Latest: Los Angeles recovering from power outages

July 9, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on power outages stemming from a Southern California heat wave (all times local):

4 p.m.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power says it has restored electricity to most of the 7,000 customers who lost power Monday morning in the midst of a heat wave.

In Koreatown, only 113 out of 2,200 customers remained without power by late afternoon.

Southern California has had record-breaking heat since last Friday. While temperatures were lower on Monday, some places still set records for the day.

Camarillo Airport had a high of 92, breaking the record of 90 that was set last year.

Oxnard reached 91, one degree above the 2017 record.

The DWP says Monday’s lower temperatures are expected to help prevent overloading of circuits, allowing crews to make headway in replacing damaged equipment.

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10:10 a.m.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power says it has restored power to 76,000 customers since an intense heat wave hit Southern California on Friday.

The utility says 7,800 customers remain without power late Monday morning. The most affected area is Koreatown, where 2,200 customers are without electricity.

Temperatures soared far into triple digits as humidity levels plunged during the weekend and there was little overnight relief.

The Department of Water and Power says Monday’s lower temperatures are expected to help prevent overloading of circuits, allowing crews to make headway in replacing damaged equipment.

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7:58 a.m.

A Southern California heat wave is winding down but utility crews are still working to restore electricity to thousands of people.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power says about 12,000 customers remain without power early Monday.

A massive dome of high pressure over the West sent temperatures soaring well into triple digits on Friday and the stifling conditions continued through the weekend.

The city utility says its crews restored power to 57,000 customers between the start of the heat wave and 6 p.m. Sunday, but continued overloading of circuits led to recurring outages in some neighborhoods.

Outages are also reported in areas served by Southern California Edison.

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