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Power Back On For Nearly 12,000 LADWP Customers in West LA Affected by Outage

Power was restored Saturday morning to nearly 12,000 DWP customers in West Los Angeles who were knocked offline for hours because of a Mylar balloon.

The outages in the Sawtelle and Westwood neighborhoods were reported at 6:17 p.m. Friday, according to Palla Adler of the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power.

Three power vaults were affected and there were indications a Mylar balloon was the reason for the outage, Adler said.

Crews restored power to the majority of customers by 10:45 p.m. Friday and all customers were back online by 2 a.m. today.

"If your power is still out, please check/reset your circuit breaker," the LADWP tweeted at 5:30 a.m.

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