Outage Knocks Out Power for Thousands in Newport-Mesa

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Newport Beach, Calif., connected  May 1, 2009. (John Fredricks/The EPoch Times)

Newport Beach, Calif., connected May 1, 2009. (John Fredricks/The EPoch Times)

COSTA MESA, Calif.—A power outage caused by balloons knocked retired energy for astir 3,500 customers successful Costa Mesa and Newport Beach Nov. 10.

There were 2 outages successful the Costa Mesa and Newport Beach country that occurred conscionable earlier 1:30 a.m., according to Southern California Edison spokeswoman Gabriela Ornelas.

Initially, 3,470 customers mislaid power, but by 12:30 p.m. determination were lone 805 customers inactive waiting for the energy to beryllium restored, she said.

Edison expects each of the powerfulness to beryllium restored by 3:30 p.m., she said.

Ornelas said the outage appeared to person been caused by mylar balloons that got caught successful a powerfulness line.

Edison officials counsel residents to necktie metallic balloons to a value and support them indoors erstwhile possible.

They should beryllium punctured earlier disposal and not beryllium released outdoors, and nary 1 should ever effort to retrieve 1 that gets tangled successful electrical equipment.

City News Service

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