Archive for the ‘General Information’ Category

Southern California Edison Wildfire Updates

August 31, 2009 4:06 pm

Currently there are no power outage issues in the Santa Clarita Valley.

SCE wants its customers to know that   even thought there is no current conservation alert issued by the company or the California Independent System Operator, it is always a good idea to be thoughtful about personal energy usage to help grid reliability.

SCE is working closely with local officials, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and other agencies to help ensure coordination and understanding of electric service conditions in the wildfire areas.

Wildfire Safety Tips from SCE:

  • Outages could occur at any time in the wildfire areas, so SCE reminds its customers to keep flashlights handy in the event of a service interruption.
  • Do not rely on candles for lighting during a power outage because they could pose a fire hazard; use battery-operated lights instead.
  • If you see downed lines, please call SCE and report it to the police and fire departments immediately. Never touch or try to move a downed power line.
  • If you are without electrical service in your home or business, leave one light switch in the “on” position to serve as a signal when electrical service has been restored. This will help limit stress on the electrical system when SCE restores service.
  • Turn off and unplug any unnecessary electrical equipment, especially sensitive electronics.

Health Advisory: Practice Safe Clean-Up After Fire

August 31, 2009 3:13 pm

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Health Officer, Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, advises people to take precautions during clean-up following a fire. Ash, soot, dust, and other airborne particles may have been deposited inside and outside of homes and businesses. While ash from wildfires is relatively non-toxic and similar to ash that may be found in a home fireplace, it may be irritating to the skin, nose and throat. Exposure to ash in air might trigger asthmatic attacks in people who already have asthma.

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Traffic/Weather Advisory Lifted

February 9, 2009 4:50 pm

3:50 pm

All roads are open and clear at this time.

Traffic/Weather Advisory

February 9, 2009 12:36 pm

11:33 am

The CHP is reporting the following:

CHP is running traffic breaks on the NB/SB 14 from Crown Valley to Santiago due to snow

CHP is running traffic breaks on the NB/SB I-5 over the Grapevine due to snow

Angeles Forest Hwy is closed between Sierra Hwy and Hwy 2 due to snow.

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January 1, 2008 8:00 am

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