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Power out for 1,000+ in LA's Echo Park area

September 16, 2011 12:10:23 AM PDT
Power was out for over 1,000 people in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles on Friday morning, officials said.

The power outage was blamed on downed wires, but it was unknown was caused the wires to come down.

The Department of Water and Power says 1,353 customers were without power. Crews were on scene trying to repair the wires.

The outage also affected the California Highway Patrol communication center phones, but authorities said 911 calls were still being answered.

It was unknown when the power would be restored.