Written by AARON CASTREJON | CityWatch Editor
REGION - Rain and lighting-related crashes and power failures are reported across the San Gabriel Valley Friday.
Firefighters have been dispatched to a call of arcing power lines in the 300 block of West Walnut Avenue in Monrovia. Firefighters were also responding to a similar call in the 200 block of West Walnut Avenue around 9 p.m.
A transformer explosion was reported in 2300 block of Canyon Park Drive just after 9 p.m. in Diamond Bar. Power lines were also reported down at South Diamond Bar Boulevard and Kiowa Crest Drive at 8:53 p.m.
Power lines were reported down in the 700 block of North Nogales Street in Walnut at 8:50 p.m.
A transformer explosion was reported in Pomona at West Artesia Street and Berkeley Avenue just before 8:40 p.m.
A transformer explosion was reported in Temple City in the 5000 block of Sereno Drive around 8:40 p.m.
The storm responsible for this damage came from a small cluster of strong thunderstorms which were predicted to produce frequent lightning, small hail and waterspouts. The storm moved north to northwest across the inner waters of Los Angeles County, according to the National Weather Service.
The storms are expected to redevelop over the next few hours.