Dual outages knock out power for nearly 7K San Diegans

SAN DIEGO — Two power outages knocked out the lights for nearly 7,000 San Diegans Thursday evening.

The first outage occurred around 8:40 p.m. in East County, as residents in areas including Jamul, Spring Valley and Rancho San Diego lost power, according to SDG&E.

The agency estimated that power would return by 11:30 p.m. for the roughly 1,900 customers affected.

Then the lights went out for about 4,900 residents in Mid City neighborhoods including North Park, Normal Heights and City Heights around 9 p.m.

That outage was expected to be resolved by midnight, SDG&E said.

By 10:30 p.m., fewer than 500 customers were still affected by the East County outage, while those impacted in Mid City areas had fallen to fewer than 2,000.