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Faulty Underground Cables To Blame For Thursday Night's Blackout

The lights were out for more than 2,000 customers in Temecula and Murrieta.

A power outage that affected more than 2,000 Southern California Edison customers in Temecula and Murrieta was caused by faulty underground cables, the agency reported today.

According to an SCE official, the outage was reported at 8:02 p.m. Thursday and was resolved at 12:06 a.m. Friday.

The lights were out for 2,232 customers inside an area bordered by Date Street to the north, Solana Way to the south, Margarita Road to the east, and the 15 Freeway to the west.

Amanda Baxter December 15, 2012 at 01:23 AM
We were having a Christmas cookie exchange and lights went out right as we were gathered around the table to gather up our goodies!
Diane December 15, 2012 at 07:19 AM
It was pretty strange to see our little Harveston all dark.. good to see the senior Chateau apts still had electricity. That would have scared the seniors..4 hrs. Yikes!
Brenda December 16, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Oh Amanda so sorry :/ Hopefully you were able to grab some candles and celebrate with a bit more of a story to tell down the road of loosing the power!!
SPB December 17, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Just run in and start yelling 2012!!! They Mayans were right!!
Scanman December 17, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Anyone who doesn't have flashlights and plenty of batteries in this day and age is just asking for it! Make sure that you buy LED lights so the batteries will last for the whole blackout!

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