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Power Interrupted to Thousands in Parts of LA City and County

2,400 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers and 9,000 SoCalEdison customers were without power during Tuesday's storm.

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Thousands of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and SoCal Edison customers were without power Tuesday morning, during a December storm that dropped record-breaking amounts of water on Downtown LA.

As of about 10 a.m. Tuesday, the following outages were reported:

North Hollywood, 725 customers;
Boyle Heights, 86 customers;
Vermont Square, 131 customers;
Vermont-Slauson, 1,317 customers; and
Harbor City, 152 customers.

By 2:30 p.m., the LADWP said some 8,000 customers were still without power, The areas most affected were: San Pedro, Palms, Westchester, and Brentwood.

Because the outages were all storm related, it wasn't clear when power would be restored.

A brief power outage occurred at Los Angeles International Airport around 2 p.m., but officials said systems "are coming back online.''

Several businesses in Culver City along Cota Street were reportedly without power, and closed for the day with signs on the doors. Stores included PetSmart, TMobile, Party City, Carters, TJ Maxx, Target and Bed Bath and Beyond.

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