Descanso, Schools Closed - Festival in Lights a Go

A round-up of LCF businesses and schools Patch can confirm have closed for a second day due to wind damage from late Wednesday night. If you know more - please comment!

, , and remain closed for a second day due to .

However, got power back, and school is in session. Flintridge Prep will host their Open House Sunday, from 1-3 p.m. And while there was no power on the gazeebo side of Friday morning, the Festival in Lights will go on.

Regarding Descanso Gardens, Jamie Bray said Friday, "Due to the severe wind conditions this week and resulting damage, Descanso Gardens is closed to the public until further notice.

"Downed trees, live power lines and no electrical power are being assessed and repaired by staff, county workers and Southern California Edison. Please check our website or Facebook page for further updates. We will open as soon as possible,'' she said. 

La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce President Pat Anderson said Friday there is electricity on the west side of Memorial Park, where the bathrooms are located, and if none returns to the east side this afternoon, where the lights are lit on the gazeebo, they'll bring in generators, she said.

"Oh yes, it's on. The snow arrives at 2:30 p.m. and the reindeer get there about 3 p.m.,'' she said, noting the Chamber office is running power from a generator.

Power was still out at Sacred Heart Friday morning, according to the school's Facebook page. Saturday's Winter Ball has been postponed and a replacement date will be announced soon, the post read.

Still No Estimated Time on Power Restoration

SoCal Edison Lois Pitter Bruce told Patch the utility still is unable to estimate when power will be on for all customers.  Crews are continuing to run into new problems wherever they go, she said.

"Every time we go somewhere are crews find something they don't anticipate," Pitter Bruce said.

The latest figures show around 140,000 people without power, down from its peak at 226,000.

She also said that the figures on SoCal Edison's outage map showing how many are out of power may not be accurate.

Altadena Patch Editor Dan Abendschein contributed to this article.


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