Several outages left thousands of residents without power in San Diego County Wednesday afternoon, according to San Diego Gas & Electric.
Just before 2:30 p.m., SDG&E reported around 5,800 customers were without power in parts of National City, Paradise Hills, Skyline and Bay Terraces. The company said it expected to have power fully restored to those impacted communities by 5 p.m.
Meanwhile, another outage left approximately 1,200 customers without power in portions of Encanto, Emerald Hills and Valencia Park. The estimated restoration time for that outage was also 5 p.m., according to SDG&E.
SDG&E officials said parts of their Paradise Valley substation unexpectedly powered down. At the peak of the outage, SDG&E said approximately 12,200 people were left without power. Within 25 minutes, power was restored to the majority of those impacted customers, the company said.
By 3:25 p.m., SDG&E confirmed that 3,700 customers were still without power. By 4:45 p.m., the comapny said power had been restored to all of their customers.
Company officials are now investigating what caused a portion of the Paradise Valley substation to power down in the first place.
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