POWER OUTAGE MONDAY AFFECTS TWENTYNINE PALMS, JOSHUA TREE

A significant chunk of the Morongo Basin was without power for several hours Monday, when temps in some areas dipped down into the 30s. A live wire went down at a substation on Two Mile Road in Twentynine Palms just after 8 a.m. More than 6700 customers in Twentynine Palms

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CRASH CAUSES POWER OUTAGE TUESDAY MORNING

Several thousand residents are without power in the Morongo Basin this morning due to a downed power line. Southern California Edison reports that that just before 6 a.m., crash in the 56600 block of 29 Palms Highway in Yucca Valley brought down a power pole and lines, affecting about 1,000

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POWER POLE SHORT CAUSES BROWN-OUT IN YUCCA VALLEY

A short in a fuse at a power pole in Yucca Valley caused a brown-out for thousands of residents Thursday night. Shortly before 8 p.m., a fuse leading to a transformer on a power pole at Onaga Trail and Fox Avenue blew up, causing an arc fire on the pole.

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POWER OUTAGES AFFECT THOUSANDS IN MORONGO BASIN TUESDAY

Thousands of Morongo Basin residents were without power yesterday due to the rain that sparked shorts in electrical transformers in Joshua Tree. A soft gentle rain started Tuesday morning. Firefighters were called to the first transformer fire at Highway 62 and Sunkist about 3:15, but had to stand by for

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HELPFUL TIPS TO PREPARE FOR A POWER OUTAGE

Between planned Edison outages and power outages caused by faulty equipment and storms, our Morongo Basin has seen a lot of power outages lately. Reporter Rebecca Havely offers these tips on preparing for power outages… Southern California Edison offers these tips to prepare for a power outage. If you have

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DRIVER IN ROLLOVER CRASH ARRESTED

The driver of a vehicle involved in a roll-over crash in Twentynine Palms was arrested Wednesday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, the driver, who was not identified, was traveling westbound on Highway 62 about 8:20 a.m. when for unknown reasons, he lost control of the SUV near Mantonya Road.

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EDISON OFFERS TO TIPS TO PREPARE FOR A POWER OUTAGE

Sporadic planned and unplanned power outages are a way of life in our rural desert communities. Southern California Edison is offering some tips to prepare… Southern California Edison offers these tips to prepare for a power outage. If you have a well, your water pump will not work, so have

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POWER OUTAGE VICTIMS CAN CONTACT REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN FOR RIDE TO COOLING CENTER

Some residents may have received a notice from Southern California Edison about a maintenance outage scheduled Wednesday, June 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for parts of Twentynine Palms and Wonder Valley. A deteriorated pole and broken switch must be replaced prior to the monsoon season. A Facebook post

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WONDER VALLEY RESIDENTS QUESTION PLANNED POWER OUTAGE NEXT WEEK

Although temperatures next week are not expected to be as hot as the sizzling high temps of 114 a few days ago, it’ll still be plenty hot, and residents and their pets are depending on their swamp coolers and air conditioners to keep cool during the heat of the day.

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CRASH CAUSES POWER OUTAGE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

About 1,250 customers of Southern California Edison were without power for more than two hours in parts of Twentynine Palms early Thursday morning due to a crash on Highway 62. At about 4 a.m., a dark-colored 4-door sedan, traveling westbound on the highway, hit a telephone pole and an Edison

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NO REASON GIVEN AS POWER OUTAGES AFFECT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS

A power outage throughout the Morongo Basin Monday left tens of thousands of residents without power for hours, some for as long as 18 hours. Residents in Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, Landers, Pioneertown, and Morongo Valley reported power outages between 8:30 and 9 a.m. While power was restored

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ANOTHER TWENTYNINE PALMS POWER OUTAGE

About 300 customers in Twentynine Palms have been without power since 6:30 p.m. last night, and Southern California Edison estimates that power will not be restored until 3 p.m. today. SoCal Edison says equipment problems are the reason for the power outage.

POWER OUTAGE DARKENS TWENTYNINE PALMS, SCHOOLS STILL OPEN

Update: as of 8:30 AM, power was restored to all schools.

A power outage affected nearly 4,000 homes, schools, and businesses in the Twentynine Palms area this morning. According to Southern California Edison, the outage of unknown origin, hit at 1:22 a.m. and affected 3,987 customers. Edison crews have restored

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COMBAT CENTER IN THIRD DAY OF POWER OUTAGE

Two housing areas on the Combat Center have been without power since early Monday morning. The electrical distribution circuits that serve the Ocotillo and Fairway Heights housing areas suffered severe damage. Repairs are underway, but power is not expected to be restored until well into today, or possibly even later.

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SCHEDULED POWER OUTAGE TODAY IN YUCCA MESA, LANDERS

About 2500 homes are without power today in our Morongo Basin due to scheduled power outages. Southern California Edison turned off power between 5:30 and 5:45 for about 1400 customers in Yucca Mesa, centered around Aberdeen Drive, and just over 1000 customers in Landers, around Belfield Boulevard. The power outage

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DOWNED POWER LINES CLOSE HIGHWAY LANES IN MORONGO VALLEY

Eastbound lanes of Highway 62 in Morongo Valley were closed for a couple hours early this morning due to downed power lines. Morongo Valley Fire Engineer George Partida said firefighters were called to the downed power lines near the intersection of Palo Verde and Highway 62 about 3:30 a.m. this

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LIGHTNING STRIKES CAUSE FIRES, POWER OUTAGES IN MORONGO BASIN

Thunderstorms rolling through the Morongo Basin early this morning have caused sporadic power outages and lightning fires. Lightning struck a palm tree in the 7200 block of Sunnyslope in Twentynine Palms about 2:20 this morning, causing a fire. Winds made putting out the blaze more difficult than usual. Firefighters in

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YUCCA VALLEY CRASH CAUSES POWER OUTAGE

A man who crashed a stolen vehicle into a power pole on the north side of the highway across from Walmart in Yucca Valley in the early hours Saturday is responsible for a power outage that affected parts of the Morongo Basin. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Mike Landavazo, about 12:30

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YUCCA VALLEY CRASH CAUSES POWER OUTAGE

A two-vehicle crash in Yucca Valley sheared off a power pole and shut down Onaga Trail for an hour and a half Tuesday evening. Fire Captain Rick Denison said shortly after 5 p.m., “right-of-way issues” led to collision between a vehicle traveling northbound on Bannock Trail and a vehicle traveling

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YUCCA VALLEY POWER OUTAGE CANCELLED

The planned Southern California Edison power outages in the Yucca Valley area that had been set for Tuesday, has been cancelled. Again, the power outages scheduled by Edison for Tuesday, December 9, has been cancelled.