SDG&E truck
An SDG&E service truck, Image from video.

Power was restored Monday for thousands of San Diego Gas & Electric customers in the county as weather conditions improved, according to a utility spokesman.

As of 6 p.m. Monday, an estimated 1,750 customers in seven communities — including Bonita, Carlsbad, Oceanside and Ramona —  were without power.

Restoration times varied, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bonita had the largest number of customers affected, at 1,213. According to SDG&E’s outage map, equipment was cited as the cause.

Earlier, as many as 14,000 SDG&E customers in Coronado and other communities in San Diego County lost power, but electricity was slowly restored throughout the day.

Some 8,825 customers in Coronado were affected as of about midday Monday, but a short time later, the police department reported that most residents had power restored by early afternoon.

Other communities hit by outages were Encinitas, Fallbrook, La Mesa, Mission Beach and Sorrento Valley.

An SDG&E spokesman said the diminishing rain allowed crews to get an upper hand on needed repairs and quickly get power restored, and urged county residents to give crews the space they need to continue repairs.

Updated at 6:43 p.m. Jan. 16, 2023

— City News Service