Channels 2 and 9 off air for more than an hour *

You don't see this every day -- two network-owned stations off the air in Los Angeles. Emailer says KCBS and KCAL have been gone since 3:10 p.m. Readers confirm the stations are off on Time Warner Cable, Cox, Charter, FIOS, DirecTV and DISH network.

Twitter updates:
Franklin Avenue: "Phones to CBS HQ in Studio City appear to also be dead."
AndiGram: "If you go to KCAL site and click video viewer for 4pm news, you see empty set. Yet no advisory on the homepage."
psanders88: "Maybe KCAL/KCBS just stepped out for a gallon of milk and cigarettes? Be right back, honey....."
sosweho: "Had a power surge here in @westhollywood at 3:10 PM. Could be related?"

Noted: Channel 5 reporter Eric Spillman tweets that "KCBS/KCAL blackout blamed on power outage by inside sources. Most TV stations have backup generators." And Variety TV reporter Michael Schneider, tweeting at 4:20 p.m. as FranklinAvenue: "UPDATE: KCBS/KCAL says it took a 'severe power hit' at 3:20, forcing both stations off the air. Still off the air as they work out problems."

* 4:30 update: Channel 2 is back on Time Warner and DirecTV at least.

True dat: Also this from Spillman: "One good thing about the KCBS/KCAL outage: we get a reprieve from Dr. Phil."

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