About 211,000 customers of Southern California Edison in the Los Angeles area were left in the dark due to high winds Wednesday night, according to a tweet from the company Thursday morning.
"Please be patient," a representative of the company tweeted to several customers. "We're on it."
In another tweet Wednesday night, a representative said the hardest hit areas were the South Bay, Altadena, La Cañada and Pasadena.
A list of outages posted on the company's website indicated that the power was out for more than 8,000 customers across the South Bay at varying points within the last 24 hours.
The power outages affected residents of Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, El Segundo, Torrance Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, among others.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula was hit the hardest, with more than 4,000 customers left without power at some point overnight. Sixty-nine Hermosa Beach customers lost power, while 44 Redondo Beach customers were left in the dark. The blackout only hit 12 customers in Manhattan Beach.
The main causes appeared to be wind and storm conditions; however, the company's website indicated that the cause of several of the outages was still unknown.
Though power was restored to some areas by 9 p.m., the estimated restoration time for others ranged from 1 a.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday.
"With high winds expected in our area, remember to say far away from power lines," Southern California Edison wrote in a note on its website. "Never touch a downed power line. If you see a downed wire, call 911 right away."
Service on the Metro Green Line was temporarily suspended at about 7:30 p.m. between the Redondo Beach and El Segundo stations because of a power outage and a brush fire in the area, according to a service alert posted on the LA Metro website. The power was restored and brush fire extinguished by 8 p.m. Normal, on-time service resumed by 8:30 p.m.
The windy weather also delayed flights at Los Angeles International Airport, according to City News Service. Power in several of the terminals went out.
The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning from midnight Wednesday until noon Friday for the Los Angeles County coast. Residents should expect 25- to 40-mph winds from the northeast with gusts of up to 60 mph, according to the warning.
Such strong winds are capable of downing trees and power lines, knocking down outdoor furniture, sending debris flying and creating dangerous driving conditions, the NWS said.