Tuesday, September 13, 2005

"Wrong wire, there, Ace."

Wonder how much remedial training a certain electrical crew in L.A. is signed up for this week?

::::::::Traffic lights, businesses and ATMs were plunged into lunchtime darkness when utility workers accidentally sliced several power lines, startling some in a city already jittery following a purported Al Qaeda threat.

The mishap, which lasted about 2½ hours Monday, cut power to 750,000 homes and businesses — or about 2 million people — from downtown Los Angeles to Venice Beach to much of the city's San Fernando Valley.