Thousands Left Without Power in North County - NBC 7 San Diego

Thousands Left Without Power in North County

Eventually, power to certain areas was restored



    Thousands Left Without Power in North County
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    More than 5,000 residents in the North County were left without power Thursday night after vehicle hit a power box, causing an outage.

    According to San Diego Gas & Electric, the power outage was reported just after 5 p.m. At its peak, the outage affected thousands of residents in parts of Carlsbad, La Costa, Vista and San Marcos.

    SDG&E said the estimated restoration time would be around 10:05 p.m.

    Officials attributed the cause of the outage to a car that collided with a power box near Melrose Drive and Rancho Santa Fe Road. The collision is under investigation.

    As of 9:40 p.m., SDG&E reported that there were still approximately 800 people in the North County without power.

    Estimated restoration time for the areas that are still affected -- including parts of Carlsbad and Rancho Santa Fe -- is just after midnight, at the latest.

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