Power lines stretch across the desert in Imperial Valley.
Power lines stretch. Photo by Chris Stone

A late-morning power outage left thousands of homes and businesses temporarily without electrical service Tuesday in Encinitas.

The blackout began shortly after 11 a.m., leaving 4,013 San Diego Gas & Electric customers without power, the utility reported.

As of mid-afternoon, electrical service had been restored to all the affected addresses, according to SDG&E.

The cause of the outage was under investigation.

Updated at 3:43 p.m. March 21, 2023

–City News Service