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Power restored to nearly 3,000 Fallbrook residents amid Santa Ana wind event

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Posted at 10:20 AM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 20:26:24-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – San Diego Gas and Electric has restored power to the 2,900 people affected by public safety power outages Monday.

SDG&E shut off power to thousands of North County residents Monday amid Santa Ana winds.

Just after 9:30 a.m., the utility said service was turned off for 2,743 customers “to maintain public safety." By noon, that number increased to 2,908.

"If the current weather forecast holds, SDG&E does not anticipate the need for further Public Safety Power Shutoffs on Tuesday," the company said.

Over the weekend, 21,480 residents in San Diego’s North County were warned via phone, text message, and email that a power shutoff was possible on Monday and Tuesday.

The shutoffs are approved by state regulators as a safety tool to mitigate fire risk during dangerous weather conditions, SDG&E said.

Strong Santa Ana winds and weather conditions prompted the decision to inform customers of potential shutoffs.

Updates on SDG&E’s power shutoffs can be found at https://www.sdge.com/power-safety-power-shutoff.