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Downed power lines, equipment failure to blame for power outages for San Diego coast communities

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Posted at 6:37 AM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 15:31:45-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Two separate outages left thousands of San Diego Gas & Electric customers without power Tuesday morning in the Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla and Bird Rock areas.

The first outage was reported about 5:55 a.m., affecting roughly 3,600 customers in the Ocean Beach and Point Loma areas, SDG&E spokeswoman Helen Gao said. By 7:50 a.m., power had been restored to all but 107 customers from the outage and the rest were expected to regain power by 2 p.m., she said.

SDG&E crews investigated the outage and determined it was caused by equipment failure, she said.


A second outage was reported around 6:20 a.m., affecting 4,698 customers in the Mission Bay, Pacific Beach, La Jolla and Bird Rock areas, according to the utility's website. By 8:50 a.m., power had been restored to all but 118 customers and the remaining customers were expected to have power back by 11 a.m., according to SDG&E.

Crews determined the second outage was caused by downed power lines, Gao said.