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By Sarah Storkin
Observer Staff Writer 

New Year's Day Power Outage In Santa Monica East of 11th St, North of California Ave

One resident reportedly heard a transformer explode at 10:27 am Tuesday


January 4, 2019

Despite the outage, a darkened alley between 12th street and Euclid showed no downed power lines New Years Day.

Update 8pm: power has been restored to affected areas of Santa Monica.

A morning transformer explosion dimmed lights in Santa Monica North of California Avenue and East of 11th Street, residents reported. It occurred on New Years Day, a National holiday.

Southern California Edison tweeted no statement concerning the outage. Calls to a recorded line said the power would be restored by Tuesday at 9 pm.

One resident reportedly heard a transformer explode at at 10:27 am Tuesday, reportedly near the SCE transmission station on Montana Avenue and 11th Street. "It was the same transformer that was recently replaced," theorized another resident on twitter.


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