47K lose power after SDG&E outage

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San Diego Gas and Electric

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SAN DIEGO — A circuit breaker failure at a North Park electric substation temporarily left nearly 47,000 area homes and businesses without electricity Saturday.

The widespread outage hit shortly before 8 a.m., when the top of a breaker fell off at the substation at Iowa Street and El Cajon Boulevard, according to San Diego Gas & Electric spokeswoman Samya France.

Service was restored by about 9:30 a.m. to all the SDG&E customers, except three. The outage hit University Heights, North Park, Normal Heights, Center City, Balboa Park, Golden Hills, Kensington, Talmadge, College, Old Town, Mission Hills and Hillcrest neighborhoods, according to the utility.

SDG&E officials estimated power would be restored to the remaining three customers by about 10:30 a.m.