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Schools in Julian school districts closed due to power outage

Posted: 7:06 AM, Oct 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-23 13:05:23-04
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(KGTV) -- Schools in the Julian Union School District and Julian Union High School District were closed Wednesday due to an unplanned power outage.

The San Diego County Office of Education said of the closure of schools in the two districts: “The safety and security of students, faculty, and staff is of the utmost importance to schools across the county.”

There is no word on if classes will resume Thursday. Office of Education officials urged families to follow the @SanDiegoCOE Twitter account for any updates.
According to San Diego Gas & Electric’s Outage Map , the unplanned outage began just before midnight Wednesday and affected the following communities:

Borrego Springs
Shelter Valley
Canebrake
Julian
Kentwood In The Pines
Banner
Santa Ysabel
Morettis

SDG&E says power was expected to be restored by 12 p.m.

RELATED: List of communities affected by power shut-off

The unplanned outage comes after SDG&E informed 24,000 customers in several communities that they could have their power turned off with rising temperatures and Santa Ana winds picking up across the region.

With the weather conditions posing a potential fire risk, a Red Flag warning was scheduled to take effect Thursday at 5 a.m.

10News previously reported that the Julian school closures were due to the SDG&E fire-related power outages. The article has been updated with the latest and correct information.