Jul 28, 2014

Windstorm Ends With a Whimper, But Power Still Out

Forecasters warned of another night of destructive winds Thursday, but they never came.

Windstorm Ends With a Whimper, But Power Still Out

Monrovia was spared from a second day of widespread wind damage after a evening never struck the city.

City spokesman Dan Bell said the city did not get any calls for service Thursday night as the wind remained tame. Forecasts into the weekend predict it to stay that way, he said.

"It seems like good news, that the wind is predicted to stay low as it is now," Bell said.

Southern California Edison is working "around the clock" to get power restored to the 13,000 Monrovia customers who lost it when and power lines Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

"Edison officials asked for patience as crews worked to restore power for customers, though they have advised Monrovia residents that power would not return until Friday, possibly longer," according to a news release put out by the city Thursday night.

Internet and cable service was expected to be restored to areas that lost it by midnight Thursday, according to the city.

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