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LADWP Crews Prepared for Upcoming Winter Storm in the Eastern Sierra

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LADWP: Crews Prepared for Upcoming Winter Storm in the Eastern Sierra

February 28, 2024

LADWP Owens Valley electric crews are prepared to respond to any potential power outages that may occur as the latest winter storm makes it way to the Eastern Sierra slopes this Thursday and through the weekend.

Our Owens Valley customers can report power outages by dialing 1-800-992-8331 (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and (833) 325-2397 during afterhours.

LADWP also reminds customers to use caution around any downed or dangling wires or poles. If you see a downed wire, always assume it is live. Do not assume a downed wire is a communication line. Never approach or touch any wire that is down or dangling and immediately report it by calling 9-1-1.

In preparation of the storm and in the event of a power outage affecting your community, LADWP recommends customers take the following steps:

  • Keep a flashlight and extra batteries nearby. Never use candles in a power outage or other emergency.
  • Keep your cellphone fully charged as your cordless “landline” may also lose connectivity during a storm. It will also enable you to access information online.
  • Keep a fully charged portable cell phone charger handy in case you need to charge any of your electronics while power is out.

If power does go out:

  • Report outages by calling 1-800-992-8331 (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and (833) 325-2397 during after hours.
  • Don’t go into a basement, or any room, if water covers the electrical outlets or if cords are submerged. If you see sparks or hear buzzing, crackling, snapping, or popping noises–get out! Stay out of water that may have electricity in it.
  • Switch off all lights, except for one, so you will know when your power has been restored.
  • Keep your refrigerator closed to keep food cold for longer.
  • Check on vulnerable friends and neighbors to make sure they are safe.

Please exercise increased caution and be safe out there!

Follow LADWP on Nextdoor and subscribe to LADWP in the Eastern Sierra for potential outage information and updates.


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