Blackout in Los Angeles

Permalink | September 12th, 2005

Blackout in Los Angeles

Due to a major f##k up utility workers connecting the wrong wires together, major portions of Los Angeles were without power for the better part of this afternoon — including this site.

Hundreds of thousands of people were affected by the resulting power surge and outages, which were reported from downtown west to the Pacific Coast and north into the San Fernando Valley.

Several workers who were installing an automated transmission system hooked up the wrong wires, according to Ron Deaton, general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

“They connected it to another line that was not expecting that much electricity,” he said. No injuries were reported.

But, it appears as though everything is finally working again as advertised; which is to say, I’m back…

[via CBS2 News]

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