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Power outage hits 60,000 on LA's Westside

February 21, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A power outage hit some 60,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers late Tuesday morning on Los Angeles' Westside.

The outage affected a large area, including Venice, Westchester, Playa del Rey and LAX. DWP said the problem started at a receiving station.

Most of the customers only lost power for about 10 minutes, but several thousand didn't have electricity for part of the afternoon.

Emergency generators kicked on at the airport.

By 3 p.m., power was fully restored, according to the LADWP.