Utility crews are working to restore power to thousands of L.A. residents. The Department of Water and Power said that around 2,200 customers have been affected. At the peak of yesterday's outages, nearly 8,500 homes and businesses were left in the dark.
The LADWP says the unusually hot weather L.A. has been experiencing puts a lot of strain on their equipment. The outages began after California energy authorities requested people voluntarily conserve electricity as the triple-digit heat put massive demands on the state's power grid.
The California Independent System Operator issued a flex alert for Tuesday afternoon between 2pm and 9pm when air conditioners are at peak use. Temperatures yesterday topped out at 109 in the area during the afternoon.
Utitlity crews in Northridge are installing temporary voltage equipment that will help with the outages. Further updates to when power will be restored to those areas are available on SCE's Outage map.