LOS ANGELES (AP) — California regulators have faulted a utility for its response during the 2011 windstorm, saying it failed to adequately probe the outages and did not preserve the necessary evidence for a full investigation.
The report released Monday by the California Public Utilities Commission also criticized Southern California Edison for its restoration time and noted that nearly two dozen power poles did not meet safety standards.
Hundreds of thousands of customers, mostly in the San Gabriel Valley east of Los Angeles, lost power Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2011, after hurricane-force winds blew through. It took more than a week to get electricity flowing after the storm.
Southern California Edison did not immediately comment.
State regulators previously said the utility prolonged outages by failing to ask others for help.
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