SDG&E crew working on a power pole
An SDG&E crew works on a power pole. Photo courtesy of the company

Power was knocked out Monday afternoon for more than 3,200 San Diego Gas & Electric customers in the areas of Ocean Beach, Sunset Cliffs and Point Loma.

The outage affecting 3,281 customers began at 4:43 p.m. according to an SDG&E online outage map.

The utility said it was assessing the cause of the outage, which was expected to be resolved by 9 p.m.

The blackout came as showers fell across San Diego late Monday afternoon.