More than 20K without power in Newhall and Canyon Country


Amid damaging winds in and around the Santa Clarita Valley, a power outage Tuesday evening affected more than 20,000 Southern California Edison customers. 

Two outages were reported just after 7 p.m. in Newhall, affecting around 1,632 customers and about 18,499 in Canyon Country, according to the utility’s outage map. 

The Canyon Country outage was reportedly affecting others in Santa Clarita and Newhall areas and was caused by a substation issue. Crews were working to repair the problem but there was no estimated restoration time, according to utility spokesman Paul Netter. 

In the Newhall area, most customers had their power back up by 7:36 p.m. The outage was due to wind damaging the utility’s equipment, added Netter. 

Tuesday evening’s outages come after a series of other outages were also reported across the SCV due to storm conditions not related to the Public Safety Power Shutoffs, with even the Edison office on Rye Canyon Road in Valencia experiencing an outage, according to Ron Gales, senior advisor. Several downed trees were also reported to have struck buildings, including an apartment complex and the Santa Clarita Courthouse.

This is a breaking news story and additional information will be reported as it becomes available. 

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