By KRIS REILLY
LUCERNE VALLEY -- Most local households had their power restored Friday afternoon, Southern California Edison has reported.
A bird made contact with power lines and caused an outage that left 1,719 Lucerne Valley households without power for portions of the day on Friday, according to SCE spokeswoman Nancy Jackson.
Jackson said the first reports of outages came in at roughly 5 a.m., and a large number of customers lost power shortly before 8 a.m. Jackson said the outage encompassed a wide stretch of southern Lucerne Valley, from Camp Rock Road to Milpas Road (west of town).
Power was restored at various locations throughout the day as SCE crews made repairs, and most had electricity by 4 p.m., Jackson said. She said only one customer was still without power Friday evening, and crews were working to repair a transformer at the location.
Some local residents reported a loss of cell phone service Friday. Jackson said it was unclear if the loss of service was related to the outage.