Power outage hits swathes of San Diego area

On December 12, the Tierrasanta community in San Diego showcased power lines. January 15, 2020. (Zoe Meyers/inewsource)

A spate of outages left tens of thousands of homes and businesses in central San Diego without power for part of Tuesday morning.

The first round of outages occurred shortly before 8 a.m., affecting 34 addresses in Lincoln Park, Logan Heights and Mountain View, according to San Diego Gas & Electric.

Most disruptions occurred around 9:45 a.m., resulting in Balboa Park, Bay Terraces, Chorus Creek, City Heights, College District, Emerald Hill, Encanto, King Hill, Kensington, La Mesa, Common The utilities reported that La Presa, Lemon Grove, Normal Heights, North Park, Oak Park, Paradise Hills, San Diego Ranch, Rolando, Skyline, Spring Valley, Talmadge, University Heights, and Valencia Park.

The affected sites include the west side of San Diego State University, according to SDSU officials.

Another power outage occurred shortly after 10 a.m. in the La Jolla, La Jolla Shores and Soledad Mountain areas, leaving 134 addresses without power service, according to SDG&E Public Affairs.

About an hour later, SDSU officials informed the campus that power was fully restored.

“The cause of the outage … remains unknown, and SDG&E and SDSU’s facilities services teams continue to evaluate,” the university reported in an email alert.

The utility said that as of 11:30 a.m., maintenance crews had restored power to most of the affected customers. According to SDG&E, the remaining 168 units affected by the two smaller outages are expected to come back online by early afternoon.

The utility reported that the cause of the outage is under investigation.

— City News Service

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