Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Power Outage Hits Parts of Downtown L.A.

Power Outage Hits Parts of Los Angeles, the Third Significant Blackout Since Mid-September
blackout hit downtown government buildings, Chinatown and adjacent areas Tuesday. It was the third significant electrical failure in the city since mid-September.
The blackout cut power to as many as 1,000 customers and affected City Hall, the Los Angeles County Hall of Administration and police headquarters at Parker Center, said Gale Harris, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.By late morning, power had been restored to about one quarter of the affected customers.The cause was under investigation, Harris said.Blacked out traffic signals snarled traffic downtown and in Chinatown.


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