East County schools to close Tuesday and Wednesday as SDG&E shuts off power

Posted at 3:19 PM, Nov 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 22:45:04-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The San Diego County Office of Education has expended the closure of some East County school districts through Wednesday as SDG&E shuts off power due to a Red Flag Warning. 

According to the San Diego County Office of Education, at least eight schools and districts will be closed Wednesday. 

See the list below for more: 

  • Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District
  • Rancho Santa Fe School District
  • Jamul-Dulzura School District
  • Julian Union School District
  • Julian Union High School District
  • Spencer Valley School District
  • Del Lago Academy - Campus of Applied Science in the Escondido Union High School District
  • Solana Santa Fe School in the Solana Beach School District 

Schools in the Warner Unified School District were also be closed Tuesday for a previously scheduled teacher work day, according to the office.

The announcement comes after SDG&E activated a public safety power shut off due to the Red Flag Warning. 

RELATED: SDG&E shuts down power due to fire danger

East San Diego County has seen gusts up to 86 miles per hour, according to 10News Meteorologist Megan Parry.

A Red Flag Warning will remain in effect until 5 p.m. Wednesday for the coast to the mountains. The winds coupled with humidity levels in the single digits and near record low fuel moisture leave our region ripe for a fire.

A High Wind Warning is also in effect for the valleys and mountains through 5 p.m. with the peak winds arriving after sunrise through early this afternoon. Downed trees and power lines will be a major concern as well as hazardous driving conditions.

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