Blackout Leaves Large Swaths of San Diego County Without Power

A San Diego Gas and Electric Utility Meter
A San Diego Gas and Electric utility meter is shown at a Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing-funded (MASH) housing complex in National City, California November 19, 2015. Picture taken November 19. To match Insight USA-SOLAR/MINORITIES REUTERS/Mike Blake

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A power outage left about 24,000 utility customers without electrical service today in the Chollas Creek district, City Heights, the College area, Kensington, Oak Park, Rolando, and Talmadge.

The blackout hit shortly before noon, when a bird made contact with transmission equipment at a utility substation, according to San Diego Gas & Electric ( SDG&E ).

More than a dozen buildings on the campus of San Diego State University were affected by the blackout, according to SDSU public affairs officials. Several facilities at the university were left without power.

SDG&E estimated that power would be restored to all of the affected
locations by late afternoon.

As of 1:40 p.m., utility crews had restored power to about 11,000 of
the affected addresses, according to SDG&E officials, who estimated that power
would be restored to the rest of them by late afternoon.

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