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Cal City power nearly fully restored Tuesday morning

Power expected to be restored on Tuesday afternoon
Posted at 9:47 PM, Jan 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-09 07:46:51-05

UPDATE (Jan. 9, 2018, 4:45 a.m.): Power in California City is nearly fully restored to customers in the area.


UPDATE (Jan. 9, 2018, 3:37 a.m.): An emergency shelter has been established in Mojave at Mojave High School. Cal City residents may check-in at Mojave High School if their residence is no longer safe to occupy due to lack of heat or special needs.


You may call 760-373-8606 if you have additional questions. Thank you and stay safe.

UPDATE (Jan. 9, 2018, 1:50 a.m.): According to the Southern California Edison website, 6,890 customers are still without power in California City. 

The estimated time for full restoration is just before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. 


A shelter in Cal City has been set up as thousands of residents are expected to be without power until Tuesday afternoon.

The shelter will provide a warm place with emergency cots and food for local residents affected by the outage.

Those who may be oxygen dependent are encouraged to stay at the shelter to have access to power and be able to run portable oxygen machines.

Transportation is also being arranged for elderly citizens who are unable to drive.

Residents can drive themselves to the shelter located at the Mojave High School Gym, 15732 "O" Street, or call 760-338-1418 for a ride. Residents can park at the Police and Post Office Parking lots.

The city's Dial-aRide service will be giving free rides to the shelter while the city is without power.