Outage temporarily disrupts lights, phones and Internet service at IUSD’s District Office

Equipment failure is said to be the cause of a local power outage that left IUSD’s District Office without electricity for most of the day Tuesday.

The outage began around 1 a.m., and we’re told it initially impacted schools, residences and businesses in the area. Most customers were restored relatively quickly, but the District Office and a handful of nearby buildings were without power until about 4:40 p.m., when Southern California Edison crews completed their repair work.

On the upside, the district’s maintenance and IT teams responded quickly to the outage, employing generators to keep phones, WiFi access points and some lights operating. But the full restoration couldn’t have come at a better time, with the IUSD Board of Education scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m.

Barring any unforeseen issues, tonight’s school board meeting will be broadcast as usual on channel 39 for local Cox Communications subscribers and via AT&T U-verse’s government and public television menu for AT&T customers.