Power is back in Idyllwild and the surrounding area after an outage that started around 11 a.m.

Anza Electric Cooperative members received this email notification shortly after the outage began:

"We are currently experiencing a system wide power outage due to Southern California Edison and the discovery of copper theft which has resulted in an emergency outage.

"We anticipate power will be restored in 10 minutes."

The size of the outage is unknown at this time.