About 14,000 SoCal Edison customers lose power in storm

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Rain passes under L.A. River on Saturday taken from the Riverside Drive bridge in Cypress Park.

Around 14,000 Southern California Edison customers lost power due to a late-season winter storm which flew through the Southland on Saturday, according to the utility company.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power also says the storm caused outages to about 1,800 of their customers in the Mission Hills and Vermont Square areas of South Los Angeles.

Freeway lanes and onramps flooded near Griffith Park, El Monte and Brentwood's Skirball Cultural Center, reports the L.A. Times. And the California HIghway Patrol reported 422 traffic collisions in L.A. County on Saturday morning.

That's seven times the normal rate of 58, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

Thankfully, it seems that Sunday has given marathon runners a break. The sun peaked out in the early morning and has held strong as runners hit the track through downtown and west L.A.

Last year, more than 300 marathon runners were evaluated for hypothermia and 20 were hospitalized after two and a half inches of rain fell over the course.

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