Felled tree knocks power out for more than 11,000

A 70-foot-tall oak tree fell into nearby power lines on Laguna Canyon Road Friday, blacking out 11,136 homes and businesses.

The tree fell just north of Raquel Road near the Dog Park, said Vanessa McGrady, a Southern California Edison representative. The damage happened about 12:45 p.m. and power was restored to most of the affected areas by about 1:10 p.m. About 600 Edison customers remained without power Friday afternoon. Edison will try to have the problem fixed as soon as possible this weekend, McGrady said.

Laguna Canyon Road was closed Friday. Parts of the road may need to remain closed so crews can fix the problem.

According to the Laguna Beach Police Department’s road condition hotline, Laguna Canyon Road may be closed for up to 30 hours. The line warns to expect heavy conditions until further notice.


The hotline can be reached at (949) 497-0747.