[UPDATED with HB Outage:] Electrical Vault Blast Knocks Out Power to 2,000
Edison officials blamed the 8 p.m. outage on a breaker failure within a substation they refer to as the nerve center for the local power grid. Power has since been restored to nearly all Huntington Beach customers, Edison reports.
ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 14, 2:51 P.M.: Southern California Edison crews have descended on Serrano Road and Ridge Route in Lake Forest, where an electrical vault explosion has knocked out power to 2,000 homes and two schools.
Power has been restored for some, but SCE officials at this hour are unsure when it will be back up for all.
It all started with a loud blast heard near El Toro High School around 11:30 a.m.. Smoke was later seen rising from the sidewalk.
As nearby streets were closed, crew members discovered an underground cable failed.
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