Wednesday, December 7, 2016
(Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)
(Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

Fierce Winds Leave Nearly 2000 Locals Without Power

HESPERIA, Calif.(VVNG.com) Fierce winds caused a cable wire to snap on a power pole, leaving several people without electricity Sunday afternoon.

At approximately 12:48 p.m dispatch received reports of a power pole on fire in the area of Maple Avenue and Mission Street in Hesperia.

When firefighters arrived, they confirmed a small area caught fire due to the down power line.

Per scanner reports, firefighters were unable to start battling the fire until the flow of electricity through the line was terminated.

Power is expected to remain out until Southern California Edison arrives on scene and works on restoring the failed equipment.

According to SCE, 1,885 people are affected by the outage, and there is currently no estimated time of restoration.

Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

A high wind advisory is in effect until 10 p.m. tonight, with local gusts of wind reaching up to 65 mph.

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About Gabriel D. Espinoza

Gabriel has lived in Victor Valley for nearly 15 years. He co-founded Victor Valley News, and has a background as a financial advisor and relationship banker. When he is not working the numbers, he enjoys getting out and meeting the community and delivering news worthy information.

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