Rolling outages begin in Glendale

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Rolling power outages began Saturday in Glendale and were set to cycle through two different areas in the city.

The outages - employed to ease strain on the electricity distribution system amid high temperatures -- began as early as 12:45 p.m., Glendale Water & Power reported.

They are formulated on an as-needed basis, and anyone experiencing an outage will have power restored an hour after service was disrupted, according to the utility.

The Pacific Community Center at 501 S. Pacific Ave., is available as a cooling center until 9 p.m. Saturday, and the Adult Recreation Center at 201 E Colorado St. is available until 8 p.m. 

Saturday's high in Glendale was 92 degrees. That number is expected to drop to 84 on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.