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Peninsula residents lose power

Southern California Edison outage went from around 4 a.m. to after 1 p.m.

August 24, 2010

NEWPORT BEACH — About 250 Southern California Edison customers along the Peninsula lost power Tuesday morning after a transformer failed, officials said.

Workers with SCE were working to isolate the outage and restore power to residents in the area, said Vanessa McGrady, spokeswoman for SCE.

The power outage first occurred at 4:22 a.m., affecting nearly 3,380 customers in the area, McGrady said. She said power was restored at 1:36 p.m.

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Workers were able to isolate the problem and restore power to most residents and businesses along West 17th Street on the north, Oceanfront on the south, the Balboa Pavilion area on the east and Monrovia Avenue on the west.

Newport Beach police officials said they received calls about the outage early Tuesday morning but did not have to dispatch any officers to intersections or other outage-related calls.

—From staff reports

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