Northern Newberry Springs and the Harvard area was hit with a
wide-spread power outage at 5:04 P.M. Tuesday afternoon. The cause as reported by
Southern California Edison was lightning . Power lines were also reported down.
Despite the power loss being considered wide-spread, only 214 customers
were reported impacted due to the rural nature of the area.
Five other power outages were reported in the Silver Valley.
Most are located in the Yermo area and includes a total of 55 impacted Edison customers.
As of 12:05 A.M. Wednesday, Edison crews had identified the problem and
were working on it. At the time of this 1 A.M. posting, Edison had not made an estimation
for the time of power restoraton.
Updates: 8 A.M. 9/4/2013 - Edison estimates full power restoration by 4 P.M.
Big rig flips over I-15. (KTLA video)
Update: 1 P.M. 9/4/2013 - Edison
has two outages impacting Harvard/northern Newberry Springs. One that impacts 144 customers is
expected to have full power restoration by 3 P.M. The second, impacting 78 customers, is
now expected to be restored by 8 A.M. Thursday.