An early spring storm left thousands of Southern California residents without power early Monday as crews worked overnight to repair powerlines damaged by strong winds and reopen roads closed due to flooding.
About 15,000 customers were affected by the first storm of spring -- a Sunday soaker that brought record rainfall to Camarillo, Burbank, Fullerton and Santa Ana. More than two inches of rain fell in the Sun Valley area. Newhall received 2.48 inches of rain.
As of 10 p.m. Sunday, 7,500 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers were without electricity. At about 6:30 a.m., 3,200 LADWP customers were without power. Most outages were in the Mid-Wilshire and Winnetka areas
Spring Storm Drenches SoCal
About 8,000 Southern California Edison customers were without power late Sunday. Sixteen cities served by Edison in L.A., Ventura, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties reported blackouts Sunday, including Alhambra, Beaumont, Montebello, Santa Clara, Simi Valley, Oxnard, Long Beach, Signal Hill, Redondo Beach, Inglewood, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, Fountain Valley, Crestline and Rialto.
A power outage also caused delays early Monday on the Metro Blue Line. Metro tweeted Monday, "Service continues uninterrupted but w/delays up to 15 minutes due to various issues with power, equipment systems."
The Sepulveda Dam Basin, the lowest point in the San Fernando Valley, was re-opened but officials warned of delays on Burbank Boulevard and Woodley Avenue as crews clean up debris.
The rain was expected to subside Monday, but temperatures will remain about 10 degrees below normal in most areas.
In the Cajon Pass, snow showers were expected to decrease Monday morning. All schools in the Rim of the World School District are closed Monday.
"By the afternoon, clouds will be clearing," said NBC4 forecaster Elita Loresca. "By Wednesday, we see another storm system moving toward the area."