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Power restored to thousands of people as Southern California heat wave eases


LOS ANGELES — Utilities have restored power to thousands of people who lost it during the worst of Southern California's heat wave.

Around 9,000 customers lost electricity in West Los Angeles on Friday when high demand overloaded electrical cables. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power says temporary repairs were made but demand again caused problems Saturday for around 6,500 people.

Power was fully restored to those customers early Sunday.

Record-breaking heat continued throughout the region on Sunday.

The National Weather Service says the mercury hit 100 degrees in downtown Los Angeles, San Fernando and El Cajon, breaking decades-old records in each city. Long Beach and Escondido had record-breaking highs of 99 degrees.

The heat wave is expected to give way to cooler temperatures and possibly rain later this week.

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