Over 1,000 customers without power amidst dangerous heat wave

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SAN DIEGO — A power outage has left nearly 1,100 homes and businesses without electrical service in Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe and the San Elijo Lagoon area, according to San Diego Gas & Electric.

Service was restored to nearly half of the homes by 2:30 p.m., but 450 customers still didn’t have power as of 10 p.m.  It should be restored to the entire area by midnight, according to SDG&E.

The cause of the problem is under investigation. Check here for updates from SDG&E.

Hours later, a downed power pole forced a closure of a stretch of Puerta del Sol in Rancho Santa Fe, according to the county Department of Public Works.

The roadway was expected to be shut down to through traffic between Las Palomas and Via del Alba for several hours.