A power outage affected the wider Idyllwild area beginning at 7:44 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25. Affected areas included most of Idyllwild, Pine Cove and along Highway 243 to Round Robin Drive past the Alandale Guard Station. Parts of Garner Valley also experienced the outage, which rolled out at slightly different intervals and ended roughly one hour later at 8:41 a.m.
According to Paul Netter, Southern California Edison spokesperson, at its peak the outage affected 1,084 customers and was caused by “equipment failure” at the Idyllwild substation. Power was restored completely at 8:44 a.m., according to Netter, although power was restored several minutes earlier in some areas.