UPDATED: Crash Caused Electrical Outage for 1,200+ in Murrieta

Service was restored to most customers ahead of schedule.

Update 5:30 p.m.

A vehicle slammed into a utility pole Wednesday, triggering an electrical outage that blacked out more than 1,200 homes and businesses in Murrieta.

The outage was reported at 11:39 a.m. when the vehicle crashed at Menifee and Baxter roads in Menifee, Southern California Edison spokesman Robert Villegas said.

Initially, 1,290 customers west of the intersection lost service east of Interstate 215 between Gloriosa Place and San Sebastian Avenue, he said.

Five customers were still without electricity about 4 p.m., Villegas said.

Original story as follows:

A problem with Southern California Edison electrical equipment blacked out more than 1,200 homes and businesses in Murrieta today.

The outage reported at 11:39 a.m. affected an area between Gloriosa Place and San Sebastian Avenue, a residential area about 4 miles east of Interstate 215, according to SCE's website.

According to SCE, 1,290 accounts were affected, and the utility said it expected power to be restored by 8 p.m.


– City News Service.

all-c-ing-eye June 18, 2014 at 05:50 PM
im glad there doing it now before it gets really hot.
citizen June 18, 2014 at 08:03 PM
Buy a portable generator to keep your fridge, tv, some lights and a fan going. Then it wont be such a hard ship.
Paul Jacobs June 18, 2014 at 10:16 PM
Crash Caused... You don't need a generator if the power is out for a few hours, just don't open the fridge.
Cabesa Crusher June 18, 2014 at 10:32 PM
Crash cashed...haha auto correct gone wild
citizen June 19, 2014 at 08:33 PM
You don't know how long the power is going to be out, better safe than sorry.


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