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Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2011 12:30 am | Updated: 1:54 pm, Tue Dec 13, 2011.


MORONGO BASIN — A scheduled power outage from 10:30 tonight through about 7:30 Tuesday morning will affect homes south of Buena Vista Drive and north of San Andreas Road in Yucca Valley, west of Outpost Road in Joshua Tree and east of Leopard Springs Road in Morongo Valley.

During the outage, Southern California Edison crews will upgrade infrastructure in a substation that is nearing the end of its expected service life and install new equipment to improve system reliability.

An estimated 8,698 customers will not have electrical service.

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  • lindaroot posted at 12:04 pm on Tue, Dec 13, 2011.

    lindaroot Posts: 3

    Well, surprise! I live south of San Andreas, and all of us in upper sky were out like everybody else. Trusting the "boundaries defined" story, we did not do all of the little clever things suggested. I would be angry if I had lost any of my designer shrimp, and if they had been in smaller tanks, i would have. But, the core of my gripe is two-pronged. First, how did people who did not happen to read the Star even know about this. Had i not logged onto the website, I would not have had a clue. And second, if this was a routine upgrade to outdated equipment, was this not something anyone but a moron would have discovered and scheduled before the temperatures dropped into the low thirties? SoCalEd needs to give proper notice to its customers, and to give accurate information to the press. And they need to find some managers with a calendar and a weather forecast!

  • Nanuke posted at 6:26 am on Tue, Dec 13, 2011.

    Nanuke Posts: 3

    Powers back! Heat, oh how I have missed you. Please don't turn off the power again until I've thawed out.[smile]

  • Nanuke posted at 6:19 am on Tue, Dec 13, 2011.

    Nanuke Posts: 3

    I have a lot of respect for the line crews that bust their asses to get the power on when it goes out, but this was some person sitting in an office with the IQ of a fig. Am I just a bit upset? You think? Too cold to sleep, so I'm just venting a bit, because I think if I fall asleep I might not wakeup...just kidding. House is now 51 degrees, and I am rubbing two squirrels together to keep warm. Please turn the power back on...I hate the cold.

  • Nanuke posted at 5:47 am on Tue, Dec 13, 2011.

    Nanuke Posts: 3

    SCE stinks! It's 5:30am, and I'm under a pile of blankets...it's freezing. My house is now 54 degrees and getting colder. Could this have been done in the Spring? Whoever thought this was a good idea should be fired. The only reason I can post this is because my DSL is on a UPS unit, and my laptop is charged. I just checked the temp outside...36 degrees. [sad]

  • Patti Leary posted at 4:00 pm on Mon, Dec 12, 2011.

    Patti Leary Posts: 31

    4 PM and the Outage Center info is still unavailable. So the question is, do I go to Ted Quinn's open mike at the Salooney Bin tonight? Should I make sure that I go on exactly at 10:25 so I can have the drama and memories of a full power outage 5 minutes into my set? Might be a cool thing to do???? There's unplugged and then there's UNPLUGGED. lol!

  • Harmonywhitedove posted at 3:31 pm on Mon, Dec 12, 2011.

    Harmonywhitedove Posts: 3

    i just went on the Edison web site and guess what? It's still down and no information is available! What gives with this??? Does anyone know anything?

  • Harmonywhitedove posted at 2:05 pm on Mon, Dec 12, 2011.

    Harmonywhitedove Posts: 3

    Why are they doing this during the coldest time of the year? I don't see where it will be for a short period of time. Their web site is hazy on the information and calling them is a waste. They said it will happen even if it snows!

  • desertjazzman posted at 12:13 pm on Mon, Dec 12, 2011.

    desertjazzman Posts: 6

    [beam] Yes the outage will take place from 10:30p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Here are five outage numbers given to me by Edison. #483530,#483527,#48526,#483515,##483524. You can go to California Edison's web site and punch in the # to see if you will be effected by the black out which may or may not happen and only be for a short time. Go to www.sce.com

  • WriterOne posted at 8:23 am on Mon, Dec 12, 2011.

    WriterOne Posts: 13

    [sad] It would be very useful if the "report" gave geographical information for an outage episode. Near 9,000 to be without electricity -- but "where" are these customers located? I presume, somewhere in the Morongo Basin. I went to Edison's website and found nothing that would render a clue of anykind about this "planned outage". If "I" were reporting on the issue, I would have obtained street names as boundaries or some similar geographical data of the affected area -- to the end that readers can "plan ahead". Just because the reporting staff are located in YV, that does not mean that only YV is affected. Staff needs to give essential details in such reports.

  • mstefan posted at 4:35 pm on Sun, Dec 11, 2011.

    mstefan Posts: 1

    For the folks who are going to be affected by this, make sure that you actually unplug your computers, flatscreen, etc. even if you have them plugged into a surge protector. Major appliances should be fine, but more sensitive electronics don't always handle this kind of thing well and it's better to be safe than sorry. And remember, do a clean shutdown on your computer and wait for it to power off before you pull the plug.

    When you get home from work Monday evening, consider using those hours before the outage to charge up those cell phones, tablets and laptops before we begin our trip back to the 18th century.

  • PSsun posted at 3:14 pm on Sat, Dec 10, 2011.

    PSsun Posts: 10

    Yeah, right. I'm hoping that they'll be finished ahead of schedule! Some of us have kids who have to go to school and a lot of us have jobs that require us to wake up at the crack of dawn. Guess we'll have to set our cell phone alarms? But that still leaves the question "how are we going to get ready for work in the dark without electricity?" This planned outage should've been scheduled during the late morning/early afternoon.


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