Outage Traps Long Beach Port Drivers

 21 Apr 2017 10.43am

Hundreds of trucks have been stranded after a power outage on April 20, 2017 at the Port of Long Beach in Los Angeles, America’s largest port, according to ABC 7 Eyewitness News.

Lights and electricity went out in part of the port, affecting 429 port customers.

Truck drivers expressed frustration at remaining trapped within the port for the afternoon.

Electric utility Southern California Edison investigated the fault, which was expected to be fixed at night.

It corrected its early statement that metallic balloons had caused the outage, after finding the balloons had caused a different outage.

The port has recently tested electric trucks, cranes and lifting equipment to follow through on greening initiatives.

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