San Diego Gas and Electric

Bird Caused Power Outage That Left 14K SDG&E Customers Without Power in Eastern San Diego County

The outage was affecting areas including Lake Murray, Mission Gorge, Sycamore Canyon, La Mesa, Fletcher Hills, El Cajon, Grantville, Allied Gardens, Del Cerro, Rolando, Talmadge and Kensington

NBC 5 News

A bird that struck a piece of San Diego Gas & Electric equipment was the cause of a power outage in Eastern San Diego County that left more than 14,000 homes and businesses temporarily without power Wednesday morning, according to a spokesperson.

The outage started at about 8:40 a.m. and initially affected thousands in Lake Murray, Mission Gorge, Sycamore Canyon, La Mesa, Fletcher Hills, El Cajon, Grantville, Allied Gardens, Del Cerro, Rolando, Talmadge and Kensington.

During that time, traffic signals and other safety equipment could have been affected, San Diego police said.

About half of SDG&E's customers had power restored by 10 a.m. and the rest appeared to have electricity back by 11:30 a.m., according to the agency's outage map.

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