Three outages left just over 5,500 San Diego Gas & Electric customers without power Thursday morning in Encinitas, Carlsbad and the University City area.
The first outage, affecting 90 customers near Encinitas, was reported at 2:41 a.m., according to San Diego Gas and Electric’s online outage map. A second outage knocked out power to around 1,463 customers in Encinitas and Carlsbad around 4:24 a.m. and a third outage — affecting about 4,004 customers — in the University City and Sorrento Valley areas was reported around 3:52 a.m.
By 7:15 a.m., crews had restored power to all customers affected by the second outage and all but 20 customers affected by the third outage, SDG&E spokesman Wes Jones said. All remaining customers were expected to have their power restored by 8 a.m., he said.
Crews found that the first outage was caused by a tree knocking down a power line, while the third outage was caused by a malfunctioning circuit breaker. The cause of the second outage was still under investigation, he said.
–City News Service
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