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Covina, W. Covina left without power 24 hours

Sunday, September 16, 2012

More than 2,000 Southern California Edison customers in Covina and West Covina were left without power for nearly 24 hours due to what the utility says was a "catastrophic equipment failure and fire" at a substation.

The outage began about 4 p.m. Saturday and power was restored around 2 p.m. Sunday. Crews worked around the clock to fix the problem.

SCE handed out free ice and water at Palm View Park in West Covina until 4 p.m. to help customers cope with the late summer heat wave and lack of power.

SCE said the source of the outage was at a substation at Puente and Vincent avenues in West Covina.

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