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After Holiday in the Dark, Los Angeles-Area Outage Expands

  • Utility expects windy weather to subside by Friday evening
  • Blackout may expand to more than 46,000 homes and businesses
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More people are losing electricity as winds buffet Southern California, a day after Edison International started cutting power on Thanksgiving Day to reduce the risk of wildfire.

More than 16,000 customers north and east of Los Angeles were without power as of 1:10 p.m. local time, and the utility is considering expanding the blackout to more than 46,000 homes and businesses.