Power was out throughout downtown for most of Tuesday morning, after
an above-ground switch failed.
The outage began at 8:28 a.m. when a switch behind IKEA failed,
Burbank Water and Power officials said. Workers tried to re-route
customers in the area, but were not able to turn all the lights on
until the switch was replaced. One circuit was turned back on at
11:56 a.m. and the other at 12:15 p.m., officials said.
The outage affected businesses along San Fernando Road, the Media
City Center, Burbank High School, Police and Fire Head- quarters and
several traffic lights in the area. Burbank Police dir- ected traffic
at the intersections until power was restored.
What caused the switch to fail was unknown late Tuesday, but BWP
officials said they were investigating.