SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Power has been restored throughout San Diego County following outages amid high winds and dry conditions.
Earlier this week, SDG&E said forecasted conditions that may affect power lines prompted them to consider pulling the plug on customers over public safety.
Santa Ana winds swirled across the county Wednesday, with the height of the event possibly coming on Halloween, as winds turn offshore Tuesday night through Thursday, matching — if not eclipsing — wind speeds compared to last week's Santa Ana event.
A Red Flag was issued from 11 p.m. Tuesday through 6 p.m. Thursday from San Diego's inland communities to the mountains.
SDG&E crews began the process of restoring power to communities Wednesday afternoon.
"Before noon, we restored power to more than half of the approximately 25,000 impacted customers," SDG&E posted on twitter.
(1/2) Our field crews continue making progress throughout the region as they work hard to fully restore customers still without power. Our highly-trained electric team is experienced and dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of safety. pic.twitter.com/k84SAbfaBa
— SDG&E (@SDGE) October 31, 2019
As of 7 p.m. Thursday power had been restored to all those affected by the planned outages.
Multiple school districts were closed Wednesday and Thursday due to the outages. The San Diego County Office of Education reported all schools were expected to be open Friday.