At approximately 12:25pm this afternoon, electricity was lost in many areas of the Big Bear Valley. Upon investigation, Bear Valley Electric reported four power poles were downed on Baldwin Lake Road near the Baldwin Lake stables. Crews are working to restore power and expect that the majority of the valley will regain power shortly. For Baldwin Lake residents, the wait will be longer. Crews need to reset the power poles which is expected to take several hours. Baldwin Lake residents can expect power to be restored between 6 to 12 hours from 2:15pm, Monday, January 18, 2010.
- Bear Valley Electric Crews Work Through the Night to Replace Storm-Toppled Power Poles; Electricity Expected in Baldwin Lake This Afternoon (Update: Lights On!)
- Consecutive Power Outages Kept Lights Out in the Big Bear Valley
- Strong Winds and Edison Line Result in Power Dimming for Bear Valley Electric Customers