Offline this afternoon due to L.A. power outage

September 12th, 2005 by hjl

In case you were wondering where the site went today, there was a large power outage in Los Angeles this afternoon. Some details over at my site and, here’s the L.A. times coverage.

Two million customers were affected before most power was restored about 2 p.m. During the blackout, elevators stalled, traffic lights either went out or burned steadily green, and teachers tried to soothe worried schoolchildren.

The outage hit about 12:45 p.m.. Lee Sapaden, a spokesman for the county’s Office of Emergency Management, said the massive power failure was caused after an employee “inadvertently cut a power cable” at a DWP substation in West L.A.