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Power outages affect thousands as high winds sweep through San Diego County

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Jan 26, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-26 18:23:05-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Power has been restored to many San Diegans after more than 6,500 people lost power Thursday afternoon amid high winds.

Currently, just over 1,000 individuals are without power.

Earlier in the day, 3,203 customers were without power in Blossom Valley and El Monte, 749 in Granite Hills, Bostonia, and El Cajon, as well as 738 in University Heights, North Park, and Normal Heights.

Several other smaller power outages were also reported throughout the county.


Multiple reports of trees downed trees around San Diego County as high winds swirl
San Diego's Weather Forecast for January 26, 2023: Strong Santa Ana winds today

The cause of the outages is unclear at this time, but the news comes amid high winds throughout the region.

SDG&E said power is expected to be restored by Thursday afternoon.

Click here for up-to-date outage information and restoration times.