Power was knocked out in two neighborhoods. Electricity was restored for all but one customer in one area, but customers in the other were expected to be without power until , Southern California Edison spokesman Robert Villegas said.
Power was lost from to for 681 customers from 10th to Myrtle streets and Sycamore to Sullivan streets, Villegas said. One customer was expected to remain without power until , he said.
The outage also affected 1,082 customers from 16th to Third streets and Broadway to
Edison officials suspect the outage was caused by a car crashing into a power pole, but Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said city officials think it was caused by the removal of a power pole at Bristol and Washington as part of road work.
No problems related to the outage were immediately reported, and the government offices were functioning with back-up generators, Bertagna said.