07Dec 2017 by Energy Equality No Comments
Southern California Edison Addresses Massive Power Outage From Thomas Fire
By: Alys Martinez
Posted: Dec 05, 2017 10:49 PM PST
- Thousands of people are still without power, one day after the Thomas Fire broke out in Ventura County. On Monday night, at the height of the outage, more than 200,000 people were in the dark. Power to most has been restored, but thousands are still without. “This isn’t your local neighborhood power outage, that’s not the problem. The highway, so to speak, for electric power is affected,” said Southern California Edison public information officer David Song. There is essentially only one way in and one way out, according to Song. “The power delivery being affected right now is really kind of the freeways and highways of our system delivering volt power on a regional scale,” he said.