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DUARTE, CA, August 31, 2016 - Some 475 homes and 10 businesses in Duarte will be without electrical power between 8:00 am and 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6th due to a planned maintenance outage by Southern California Edison.

            SCE notified city officials and mailed notices to every affected household of the intended shutdown. Edison describes boundaries for the planned outage to include the streets of Mel Canyon Road west side, south of Fish Canyon. This outage will allow Edison to perform maintenance on the electrical system in the area and modernize the grid by making needed upgrades and repairs to increase reliability.

To prepare for the planned outage, SCE advises customers to shut off or disconnect all sensitive electronic equipment, such as computers and fax machines, before the outage begins. Notify security and/or phone companies that provide businesses with service as the outage will affect alarm systems and may affect private phone systems. Customers should make sure that they could override or manually operate their security gates or garage doors. Plan to minimize the opening of refrigerator and freezer doors during the outage to maintain temperature. If customers plan to operate an emergency generator, notify SCE before the outage so SCE can protect its employees from possible electrical back feed. To notify SCE of a generator, call 1-(800) 990-7788.

            For more information and current status on a planned outage, visit or call 1-(800) 611-1911 and reference Outage Alert #781643.

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