1,300 Customers Without Power in Manhattan Beach After Lightning Strike

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    Lightning caused more than 1,300 customers to lose power in Manhattan Beach.

    More than 1,300 customers were without power Monday morning after rare summer lightning took out a transformer in Manhattan Beach.

    The transformer outage was reported just after 1:30 a.m. near Artesia and Aviation boulevards, according to Sgt. Beck of the Manhattan Beach Police Department.

    The outage affected 1,366 customers. There were no reports of damage and traffic was not affected by the outage, police said.

    In Hawthorne, police responded to mutliple calls about a tranformer explosion near Rosecrans Avenue up to Doty Avenue. There were no reports of damage or fire.

    Raw Video: Transformer Explosions

    [LA] Raw Video: Transformer Explosions in Hawthorne
    Police responded to calls about a transformer explosion near Rosecrans Avenue up to Doty Avenue. Aerial video shows the explosions on Monday July 28, 2014. (Published Monday, July 28, 2014)

    About 450 customers were without power after an equipment failure around 1:15 a.m., according to David Song of Edison. The outage was not a result of lightning, officials said.

    The power had been restored by Tuesday morning.

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