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Outages leave thousands across San Diego without power

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Posted at 9:35 AM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 16:46:01-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - More than 7,000 utility customers were left without power Thursday morning after three separate outages across San Diego County.

The first outage was reported around 5:55 a.m., affecting 2,109 customers in San Marcos and Carlsbad, according to San Diego Gas and Electric's online outage map. The second outage was reported around 7:15 a.m., affecting around 1,859 SDG&E customers in the Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Bernardo and San Pasqual areas.

As of 1:45 p.m., power had been restored to all but 366 customers affected by the first outage and all but 595 customers in the second outage, SDG&E spokeswoman Sara Prince said.

Power was expected to be restored to all customers in the first two outages by 6:00 p.m., Prince said.

A third outage was reported around 9:05 a.m., knocking out power to around 3,134 customers in the Clairemont and Kearny Mesa areas. Customers affected by third outage had their power restored by 10:15 a.m., Prince said.

All three outages were caused by faulty equipment, Prince said.