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August 31, 2017 12:34 PM

Press Release - Power Outage Update

At approximately 6:30 am an Edison Electric substation was struck by lightning. That substation works with Colton Electric to distribute power to the North and South portions of the City. The down strike caused a loss of power to approximately 50,000 residents. The loss of power is affecting residents, businesses and city services.

The City of Colton has activated its Emergency Operations Center to begin support activities. The event is ongoing with the main priorities being our at risk population (Elderly, young, and disabled).

Cooling centers are open at the
Hutton Center 660 Colton Ave,
Gonzales center 670 Colton avenue,
Luque Center 292 East O street and
Paul J. Rogers Auditorium 955 West Laurel.

Residents with restored power are encouraged to limit use until everyone is restored. Information will be updated throughout the day.

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