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Another hearing set to discuss Nov. windstorm response

January 26, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
The public is getting another chance on Thursday to sound off about Southern California Edison's response to the November windstorm that devastated so many communities in the San Gabriel Valley.

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Wind gusts up to 60 mph toppled trees and power lines during that late 2011 storm, knocking out power for many residents. Some were even without power for up to a week.

Residents want to know why it took so long to get their lights back on, and many are blaming Southern California Edison for their slow response.

The Pasadena Star News reports that some of SCE's lines may have been overloaded to begin with, which may have contributed to the problem. The California Public Utilities Commission is looking into the issue.

The Commission was set to hold the meeting on Thursday at Temple City High School located at 9501 Lemon Ave. at 4 p.m.

See photos of wind damage across Southern California.