UPDATE @ 7/25 @ 10:00 AM – Monday night’s power outage that affected nearly 10,000 SCE customers was caused by metallic balloons making contact with a circuit breaker, according to SCE officials.
UPDATE @ 11:55 PM – We’ve received word that power was restored to nearly all customers just before midnight.
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) A power outage in Victorville briefly left thousands of Southern California Edison customers without electricity Monday night.
The initial outage reported at 10:22 pm, was widespread, and affected 9,833 customers, according to SCE Spokeswoman Sally Jeun.
The outage for the majority of customers was brief and lasted less than 30-seconds before coming back online.
According to SCE outage map, 334 customers remain without power as of 11:50 pm.
“We don’t currently have the cause or an estimated restoration time,” Jeun told Victor Valley News.
The perimeter for the outage is between 1st Avenue (west), Bear Valley Road (south), Industrial Blvd. (east), and Silica Drive (north).
VVNG readers reported hearing a loud “boom” followed by a flash of white.
SCE crews are in the field and looking into the cause of the outage.
Information will be updated as it becomes available.