Approximately 250 residents who live in remote mountain areas such as Lake Hughes, Leona Valley and Mount Pinos remained without power Monday, following an icy winter storm that dropped up to 10 inches of snow on parts of the Antelope Valley last week.
As of noon Monday, approximately 700 Southern California Edison customers across the utility’s entire 50,000 square-mile service area were without power, down from an estimated 13,500 total residents after Thursday’s snowstorm.
Some Leona Valley residents reported limited service after the storm. They could run a few lights and some low-power devices but no furnaces, stoves, pellet stoves, well pumps, computers or anything that required more than a small current.
“The crews are continuing to assess damage and restore power to these areas that have been affected by the storm,” SCE spokesperson Susan Cox said Monday.
Edison sent a community crew vehicle with back-up power to Los Angeles County Fire Station No. 140 in Leona Valley on Monday, so residents could charge their personal mobile devices and receive updates about outages.
“Water and snacks will also be provided to customers,” Cox said.
She did not immediately have information as to whether the resource van would be back today. It’s not certain when the power will be restored.
“It’s an accumulation of snow and some inaccessible local roads that are presenting challenges for crews and it’s slowing up the restoration efforts,” Cox said.
She said crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power.
“We do understand how disruptive these power outages can be. We really appreciate the patience of our customers,” Cox said.