- Crews began responding to power outages in West Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon as voting was underway for the 2020 presidential primary, according to the LA Deparment of Public Works.
- On social media, voters said polling places were without power. Outages were also reported at LAX airport.
- The LA public works Twitter account announced that the outage lasted 20 minutes, and that power was restured to “all affected customers.”
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Multiple news outlets and the Los Angeles Department of Public Works reported power outages around West LA and at LAX airport Tuesday afternoon.
As voting for Super Tuesday is underway in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, polling places appear to have been affected, based on social media accounts from the scene and officials’ descriptions of the areas impacted.
—Ameen Tabatabai (@ameenlivesays) March 3, 2020
—ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) March 3, 2020
—LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) March 3, 2020
Some terminals in LAX held onto power, while others lost it, according to the local the airport’s official Twitter account.
Near Malibu, Loyola Marymount University — which also has a polling place — was reported to have a power outage, according to multiple news outlets.
The cause of the outage remains unclear, as well as the extent of the outages beyond the reported locations.
The LA Department of Public Works announced that power was restored “to all affected customers” after a 20 minute outage Tuesday afternoon in “a portion of West LA.”
—LADWP (@LADWP) March 3, 2020
This is a developing story that will be updated.
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