About 1,500 DWP customers in Echo Park and Silver Lake were without power this morning in the most recent neighborhood outage to be reported within less than a week. DWP crews were working to identify the problem and restore service to the area within the hour, a DWP spokeswoman said at about 10 a.m. An Echo Park resident living on Grafton Street near Lake Shore Avenue said her power went out about 8 a.m. – the third outage since Friday. Power was also reported out near Montana and Alvarado streets, leaving the Vons supermarket and other nearby stores and restaurants without power, according to residents.
* Update @ 1:59 p.m.: As many as about 1,000 DWP customers in Silver Lake are without power or will be experiencing sporadic outages this afternoon as crews determine the cause of the problem, said a DWP spokeswoman. Meanwhile, service to about 1,500 customers mostly in Echo Park was restored at about 11 a.m.