Thousands of San Diego Gas & Electric customers were left without power Tuesday as outages hit communities across San Diego County.
At one point, more than 13,000 customers were without power. As of 9:30 p.m., the utility said more than 1,300 customers in the following communities were impacted:
- N. Poway/Green Valley/ S. Poway: Restoration expected at 10 p.m.
- Valley Center/Lilac: Restoration expected at 10 p.m.
- Lake Murray/Mission Gorge/Sycamore Canyon/La Mesa: Restoration expected at 10 p.m.
- S. Escondido/N. San Pasqual: Restoration expected at 10 p.m.
- N.E. Fallbrook: Restoration expected at 3 a.m. Wednesday.
- Clairemont/Kearny Mesa: Restoration expected at 3 a.m. Wednesday.
- E. Descanso/Green Valley Falls/Cuyamaca: Restoration expected at 10 p.m.
- Oceanside/San Luis Rey/ Ocean Hills; Restoration expected at 4 a.m. Wednesday.
- Rancho Peñasquitos/Rancho Bernardo/San Pasqual:Restoration expected at 10 p.m.
The Lake Murray/Mission Gorge/Sycamore Canyon/LaMesa outage was caused by something hitting power lines in the area, and several others were caused by damage, SDG&E said. Power was turned off for a few hours in Rainbow/Rice Canyon/Pala Mesa Village for safety.
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These outages came after more than 3,000 customers in coastal San Diego woke up to their own utility problems. A power outage impacting Ocean Beach, Point Loma, Sunset Cliffs, Midway and Lindbergh Field began shortly after 5 a.m. and was resolved by 10 a.m. It is unclear what caused the issue.
For more on the outages you can check out the SDG&E map here.
The incidents come as San Diego County braces for a much-needed winter storm that is drenching the region with downpours, heavy winds and even snow in the mountain. It is unclear if the wet weather is a factor in the coastal outage.
For more information on Tuesday’s forecast, click here.