On Wednesday morning, July 27, crews were working on multiple poles on South Circle Dr, closing the street at Fern Valley Road. This resulted in some residents in Fern Valley losing power, which was unrelated to the major outage affecting the Hill and San Jacinto Valley. (See story above.) Photo by Jenny Kirchner
On Wednesday morning, July 27, crews were working on multiple poles on South Circle Dr, closing the street at Fern Valley Road. This resulted in some residents in Fern Valley losing power, which was unrelated to the major outage affecting the Hill and San Jacinto Valley. (See story above.)
Photo by Jenny Kirchner

About 9 a.m., Wednesday, July 27, two Southern California Edison power lines touched inappropriately.

A 33-kilovolt line and 12-kilovolt came into contact and caused a substantial outage from the Hill to San Jacinto. The cause was unknown, but possibilities could be wind or lines sagging from the heat.

Full power was restored shortly after 10:30 a.m.

The northern boundary was Esplanade Avenue. The southern boundary extended to Double View Drive in Idyllwild. The western boundary was Lyon Avenue and power was lost as far east as Tahquitz View Drive in Idyllwild, according to Mary Ann Milboure of Edison.

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