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Mylar Balloon Knocks Out Power To Nearly 2,500 LADWP Customers

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Approximately 2,500 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers were without power Tuesday afternoon due to equipment failure caused by a mylar balloon.

According to DWP, the outage was impacting customers in the Baldwin Hills, Crenshaw, West Adams and Mid-City neighborhoods.

Officers were at the scene to ensure traffic continued to flow without problem.

Power was expected to be restored at approximately 6:30 p.m.


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