Power outages persist after weekend El Nino storm as temps dip across Southland

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Thousands of Southlanders were still without power on Tuesday following the weekend storm. The rain is out of the forecast, but temps dropped near freezing for some regions overnight. (KABC)

Thousands of Southlanders were still without power on Tuesday following the weekend El Nino-fueled storm. The rain may be out of the immediate forecast, but temps dropped near freezing for some regions overnight.

The power outages began Sunday with as many as 125,000 people without power across Southern California. Approximately 55,000 of those in the dark were Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers and 70,000 were Southern California Edison customers.

As of midday Tuesday, approximately 1,600 LADWP customers were without power, and the utility said the communities most affected were Exposition Park and Larchmont. Approximately 5,000 SoCal Edison customers were also without power. The utility said it is prioritizing restoration to customers who have experienced the longest outages.


Meanwhile, the Southland is in the middle of a cold snap, with temperatures dipping to near freezing in some regions.

A frost advisory is in effect for the San Fernando Valley, San Luis Obispo County central coast, Santa Barbara County central coast, Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area and Ventura County coastal and interior valleys. The advisory is expected to last through Tuesday morning.

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