UPDATE: About 400 Castaic Edison customers without power


Close to 400 Southern California Edison customers in Castaic were still without power after more than four hours late Thursday afternoon and Edison was saying they’d likely be without power overnight.

“It now looks as though restoration for those remaining 394 customers is (Friday) at 8 a.m,”   Edison spokeswoman Jude Schneider said, noting the outage happened at 3 p.m. Thursday.

“It initially affected 699 customers,” she said.

Within 30 minutes of the power outage, work crews restored electricity to some, leaving 660 Edison customers still without electricity.

Edison spokeswoman Taylor Bakewell said at 4 p.m. that work crews were trying to diagnose the cause of the outage, and it was hoped the power would be restored by 4:30.

Shortly after 6 p.m., power was still out for 394 customers, Schneider said.

Residents affected are within an area defined by Hillcrest Parkway, Hasley Canyon Road, Interstate 5 and Cambridge Avenue.

The cause of the outage remained unknown Thursday evening.

“They’re still analyzing the problem,” Schneider said.

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