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Thousands without power as Southland breaks energy usage records
Thousands without power as Southland breaks energy usage records

As more than 10,000 customers dealt with power outages in the Southland, utility companies reported record-breaking electrical usage. The DWP said Monday's energy demand record was shattered Tuesday, with electrical usage peaking at nearly 6,400 megawatts. Monday’s peak was about 6,200 megawatts. On Tuesday afternoon, the DWP reported about 3,500 power outages. About 1,500 of those were in the Vermont-Vista neighborhood in South Los Angeles, an additional 385 were in Encino and the rest were scattered throughout Los Angeles, said Michelle Vargas, a spokeswoman for the utility. Crews are trying to fix the outages, but there was no estimate for when the power would be...

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