Power Outage Frustrates 500 Monrovia Homes

SCE power infrastructure
Work in front of City Hall. – Courtesy photo / City of Monrovia

Southern California Edison (SCE) had planned a power outage to take place in the northeastern section of Monrovia, including parts of Myrtle Avenue in Old Town, beginning Saturday, Feb. 22 at midnight and lasting, allegedly, until Sunday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m.

That didn’t happen. Those needing their morning coffee instead had to have afternoon tea.

The outage continued an unscheduled extra six hours until approximately 4 p.m. Sunday, causing frustration for residents and businesses affected.

Necessity being the mother of invention, hungry residents fired up their barbeques and, in some cases, their generators. Situations like these remind us how much we rely on electricity and so often take for granted that we can just turn on a switch and voila!

Approximately 950 SCE residential and commercial accounts were impacted by the power outage.

During a power outage, SCE customers can view current information regarding the outage and the estimated restoration time, by visiting SCE online.

This outage will allow SCE to upgrade aging infrastructure, make needed improvements, and complete other repairs. Over the past couple of weeks, SCE and their contractors have continued to replace electrical infrastructure and equipment along Ivy Avenue, between Olive Avenue and Foothill Boulevard.

Should you have any questions regarding this work, please call Southern California Edison’s outage phone number at (888) 759-6056, or Monrovia’s Department of Public Works at (626) 932-5575.

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