Lengthy Power Outage Hits Borrego Springs

At least 1,200 customers were left without power Friday night

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    The Borrego Springs area was hit with a power outage amid an extreme humid heat wave that also brought about a storm. NBC 7's Chris Chan reports.

    At least 1,200 people were left without power Friday night after a lengthy power outage hit the Borrego Springs area, San Diego Gas and Electric confirmed

    The power outage began around 1 p.m. Friday and is expected to last through 7 p.m. Saturday. SDG&E crews are working to restore the power as soon as possible.

    Some portions of the Shelter Valley and Canebrake areas have also been impacted.

    Power Outage Hits Borrego Springs

    [DGO] Power Outage Hits Borrego Springs
    The Borrego Springs area was hit with a power outage amid an extreme humid heat wave that also brought about a storm. NBC 7's Chris Chan reports.

    San Diegan Terry Weiner spoke to NBC 7 Friday night and said she was staying at the Borrego Springs Resort when the power went out in the middle of a storm. She said SDG&E told her it would be about 48 hours until the power was fully restored.

    Officials say the storm knocked out transmission lines, bringing down at least 9 power poles.

    Borrego Springs resident Betsy Wingrove told NBC 7 that her power has been out all day, which means complete darkness and no air-conditioning amid this late summer heat wave.

    Wingrove said SDG&E officials told her power would be restored to her area by 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

    For now, the area remains dark, hot and humid.

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