Thousands of Riverside residents without power due to wind, rain

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- About 3,000 Riverside Public Utilities customers are without power due to strong wind and rain that hit the area just before 4 p.m. Friday.

Twelve power lines in the area of Colette and Pierce were down following a suspected microburst.

The brief but fierce storm dumped nearly a quarter-inch of rain in five minutes in La Canada Flintridge, the National Weather Service reported.

Streets in the area were closed as crews with Riverside Public Utilities assessed the damage. No injuries were reported.
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