Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should know that Tuesday was a rare occasion in which school was cancelled due to a power outage.
The strong winds on Monday was the reason to blame, according to Southern California Edison. Multiple downed trees and scattered debris were also effects of the peculiar weather. A total of 7,192 affected customers throughout the area were affected, which included businesses, schools, and services. In addition, numerous traffic lights were also down, and debris from the wind also posed challenges to drivers, as quite a few roads were blocked. It was not just La Cañada that was affected. Power outage reports stretched from Altadena to La Crescenta. Schools that did not have power included Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Flintridge Prep, LCHS, St. Francis, and even CVHS.
The following afternoon and day, power was restored at various times throughout the city, with the last few traffic lights returning to normal by around noon on the following day. However, most houses and businesses had power by 7 AM on Tuesday.
This event gave LC students some slack, giving them a day off to catch up on work, relax, and just sleep in.
“I had a lot of work due the next day, but since we had the outage, I just got to sleep. It basically took off pressure from me because I had an excuse,” commented Harrison Cho (12). “During the day, I worked on college apps and did other hobbies. However, it did delay my math test for 4 days.”
Information for this article was taken from The Outlook – La Canada Flintridge.