Credit: Jean Anderson
An SCE worker watches as a lineman repairs a power line in Alhambra. 

Credit: Jean Anderson
Orange Grove Avenue at West Commonwealth Avenue in Alhambra was closed while an SCE repair crew fixed a power line.

Credit: Jean Anderson
SCE linemen Paul Salas (center) and Joseph Stroud (right) work in pouring rain to fix a power line in Alhambra.

Credit: Jean Anderson
Bryan Becerra, an SCE lineman, watches a crew make repairs on a power line in Alhambra.

Credit: Jean Anderson
An SCE repair crew works through the night on a transmission line in Santa Ana.

Credit: Jean Anderson
An SCE lineman is backlit by bright lights as he helps repair a transmission line in Santa Ana.

Credit: Jean Anderson
Electric cable is stockpiled at the SCE Santa Ana yard for faster El Niño storm repairs. 

Credit: Jean Anderson
SCE's Santa Ana yard stores some of the 17,800 transformers stockpiled systemwide for El Niño repairs. 

Credit: Jean Anderson
These wood utility poles at SCE's Santa Ana yard are among the 26,000 the utility has stockpiled for El Niño repairs. 

An SCE crew from Montebello was dispatched in the rain to work on power lines in Alhambra. 

PHOTO GALLERY: SCE Crews Mobilize as First El Niño Storms Arrive

  • January 06, 2016

After months of  El Niño preparation, Southern California Edison crews are working around-the-clock to make repairs as the first wave of storms land in Southern California.

Crews have responded to problems across SCE's 50,000-square-mile service territory, from Santa Barbara to Orange County to the Inland Empire. They repaired a power line in Alhambra, worked on transmission lines in Santa Ana and ensured that emergency equipment like transformers, wood utility poles and cable were in good supply to meet whatever needs the storm required. 

SCE’s No. 1 priority is the safety of its customers and employees. Never approach or touch a downed power line or dangling wire — even if it appears not to be live. Call 911 immediately.

For more information: SPOTLIGHT on El NIno.


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