Crash Knocks Out Power to Thousands in Downey

Crews must de-energize the lines before they can repair any damage caused by the collision.

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    A truck slammed into a transformer Tuesday evening in Downey, cutting power to thousands of customers for hours, according to a utility official.

    The crash happened about 6:20 p.m. near Old River School Road and Firestone Boulevard (map).

    It initially knocked out power to 2,300 customers in the area, according to a spokesman for Southern California Edison. By 10 p.m., some 1,243 customers were still without electricity.

    After midnight Wednesday, eight customers remained without power, according to Southern California Edison.

    It was not known when power would be restored. Crews must de-energize the lines before they can repair any damage caused by the crash.


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