Power back in La Mesa after outage

SAN DIEGO - A predawn blackout left several thousand East County homes and businesses without power for a time Tuesday.

The outage struck shortly before 3:30 a.m., initially affecting nearly 2,200 addresses across La Mesa, according to San Diego Gas & Electric.

As of 9 a.m., power had been restored to all but 936 of those SDG&E customers, according to the utility company. By late afternoon, all affected neighborhoods were back on line.

The cause of the mishap was under investigation.

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