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West Side Power Outage
updated: Feb 13, 2014, 7:41 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

The power was out on Mountain Avenue around 2:45 am on Thursday. What's up?

Edhat subscriber Update:

Called Police non-emergency when I heard it and am very glad to see I wasn't wrong. My power stayed on, just a flicker. Funny that they provide no location that I've yet found. I think it's Westside.

This is why your digital clocks are off:
Santa Barbara
Outage Alert Note: 619197
Outage Type: Unplanned
Estimated Restoration Time: Not Available
Last Updated: February 13, 2014, 2:51 a
Start Time: February 13, 2014, 2:02 am
Customers Impacted: 977
Cause: Equipment Problems
Crew Status: We are looking into the cause of the problem.
Additional Info: Not Available

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 EZ2 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-13 07:49 AM

Same on west valerio..I heard noises at about 1:45 am power off then on then off.


 COMMENT 494508 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-13 07:57 AM

We saw a huge bright blue flash and the power went out, it surged again the lights went on for a second then another bright blue flash. Was actually kind of scary.


 COMMENT 494511 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-13 08:00 AM

Thanks for update. TV was turning on and off. Thought it was poltergeists.


 COMMENT 494529 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-13 09:06 AM

Power was out for about 3 hrs on the Westside... San Anddres & Micheltorena.


 COMMENT 494530P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-13 09:06 AM

@508 - Where exactly did you see the bright blue flash???


 COMMENT 494618 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-13 12:16 PM

Same thing on Calle del Sol. Awoke to a strange feeling and sound of the power surging (a hum or sorts) on and off. Street lights (or something outside) made it seem like the house was intermittently glowing. Then a flash before it went dark. Everything came back online around 3:00 am that I noticed.


 YIN YANG agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-13 07:03 PM

Cheers to the shift workers and night owls. I emailed the SCE text to Ed around 3 a.m. I called PD immediately so they'd have some input; it was pretty identifiable as a transformer boom/explosion, not fireworks or gunshot. Pretty sure I heard two of them.


 COMMENT 494758 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-13 08:07 PM

Ditto what 508 said. Very bright blue whitish flashes could be seen. I'm up on Calle Boca del canon. It was weird. Transformer going I guess.


 COMMENT 495109 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-15 02:36 PM

The Thursday night (2:30am) power outage was the line across from our house and a palm frond that was on it and caught fire. I was up with a crying baby and saw it all happen and called it in. The fire department was there within 6 minutes and then the power company came right after that. The singed palm frond was still laying on the ground as of yesterday.


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