Drone Flies Into Electrical Lines, Knocking Out Power in West Hollywood

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Carolyn Giardina

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Crews hope to have the issue fixed by 9:30 p.m., officials say.

More than 100 customers are without power in West Hollywood after a drone was crashed into power lines Monday. 

The incident happened around 1:15 p.m. in the area of Sunset Boulevard and Larrabee Street, said Robert Villegas, a spokesperson for Southern California Edison.

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"A drone flew into the wires," Villegas told The Hollywood Reporter. 

The object hitting the wires caused a span of them to fall, knocking out power to 183 customers, Villegas said. 

Crews are working to restore the power, which is expected to be back by 9:30 p.m. 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is on the scene for traffic control.

There were no reported injuries, Villegas said. Objects hitting lines — balloons, animals — is common, but Villegas said this may be the first drone.

It is unclear whether the drone owner stayed on the scene.