Current Southern California Power Outages

September 9, 2011 by USA Post 

Current Southern California Power OutagesCurrent Southern California Power Outages, Residents in southern California, Arizona and Mexico face ongoing disruption Friday after a massive disruption of the left five million residents without electricity.

All public schools in San Diego County were closed for the day, and many businesses were set to remain closed after authorities announced that power in the metropolitan area would not be fully restored until Saturday.

Parts of San Diego were affected by failures of infrastructure after that power Thursday afternoon, including disruption of water service and lights the lights of traffic, the San Diego Union-Tribune. System also emblematic city car to a standstill when the electricity went out.

The authorities made about 70 elevators rescues Thursday afternoon, and hospitals in the San Diego area were using emergency generators.

Mayor Jerry Sanders said the outage caused a number of pumping stations and wastewater fail warned residents to avoid rivers and the bay of San Diego.

All departing flights from San Diego International Airport were canceled Thursday night, officials from the airport can not check passengers or conduct security checks. The airport announced Thursday at 10:30 pm Pacific time that power has been restored and that cancellations of flights will continue on Friday.

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG & S) said Friday that the power was restored to about 700,000 of its 1.4 million customers. SDG & E President Mike Niggli told the newspaper that some customers may have to wait until Saturday service is restored.

Energy in the affected areas of Arizona was largely restored early Friday, but the cuts are still being reported in Tijuana, Mexicali and other cities in the state of Baja California in Mexico, which is fed by the U.S. power grid. UU ..

The outage led to massive power companies and authorities by surprise when it occurred shortly after 3:30 pm Pacific time on Thursday. It may have started when an Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) employee performs a procedure in a substation near Yuma, Arizona, causing a transmission line from Arizona to California to fail.

Failure of transmission line caused a series of automatic shutdowns finally hit the region’s two main nuclear power plants offline, the Union-Tribune.

“Protocols of operation and the protection afforded to the court have been isolated [original] to the Yuma area,” APS said in a statement. “The reason it did not happen in this case is the focal point of the investigation into the case, which is already underway.”

The scope of the court raised suspicions among residents and officials that could have been a deliberate act of sabotage, but FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth said in a statement to FOX News Channel on Thursday that the event was intended to be connected to any terrorist activity.

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