UPDATE 5:45 p.m.
1,038 Valencia residents are still without electricity following a power outage reported at 1:56 p.m. Sunday, according to Southern California Edison’s outage center.
Southern California Edison estimates that power will not be fully restored to affected residents until approximately 1 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27.
Officials had originally hoped to return power to residents by 4:30 p.m.
While many are still without electrical service, the number households currently without power is down from the 2,512 residents who were originally affected by the outage.
A team of Southern California Edison electricians was dispatched to the electrical equipment located near the corner of Riverside Lane and Stone Creek Drive along the San Francisquito Creek Trail, said Edison representative Robert Villegas.
A pair of power outages have left over 2,500 Valencia residents without electricity as of 3 p.m. Sunday.
The first outage was reported near the intersection of Dickason Drive and Decoro Drive, while the second was reported on Chadsford Drive, just off of McBean Parkway.
Both outages occurred simultaneously at 1:56 p.m. Sunday.
“They appear to be connected,” said Robert Villegas, a representative from Southern California Edison. “They’re in circuits right next to each other.”
Villegas confirmed that the Decoro outage has affected 1,141 customers, and the McBean outage has left 1,371 without power.
Although difficult to pinpoint exactly when power will be restored, Villegas said that the 2,512 residents without power should expect it to come back on this afternoon.
“We hope to significantly reduce the number of those [affected] by 4:30 p.m.,” he said.
Officials believe damaged electrical equipment on Riverside Lane in Valencia caused the outages.
“The problem was an above ground pole,” said Supervisor Bernard Peters of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Initially reported as a fire, the Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatched two engines to the scene.
Although Peters said the pole was not on actually fire, he confirmed that it was emitting smoke upon arrival.
“Edison showed up about 20 minutes after us,” said Peters, “so we cleared and left it with them.”