San Diego Gas and Electric resolve Carlsbad outage after car crashes into power pole

CARLSBAD, Calif. - Utility crews restored electrical service Friday to hundreds of North County homes and businesses left in the dark after an out-of-control sports car smashed into a roadside power pole.

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Thousands of addresses initially lost power when the red Ford Mustang crashed at Melrose Drive and Rancho Santa Fe Road in Carlsbad shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday, according to police and San Diego Gas & Electric. No injuries were reported.

Several hours later, nearly 6,000 SDG&E customers in parts of parts of Carlsbad, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos and Vista remained without electrical service, according to the utility.

Repair personnel worked through the night and had power restored to all affected addresses by late Friday morning, SDG&E reported.





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