Lengthy Power Outage Hits Borrego Springs

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

By Monica Garske
|  Saturday, Sep 7, 2013  |  Updated 10:52 AM PDT
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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.

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.

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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