Thousands without electricity after unplanned power outage

SAN DIEGO — Thousands of people were without power after an unexpected outage struck central San Diego Sunday evening.

An estimated 4,416 customers in the Logan Heights, Mountain View, Lincoln Park, Encanto, Emerald Hills and Valencia Park communities were affected by the unplanned outage at about 8 p.m., SDG&E said. By 8:30 p.m., the number of customers affected dropped to 2,655.

SDG&E officials determined that an overhead switch was the cause of the outage and were working to fix the problem.

At 9:30 p.m. 539 customers were still without power. At that time, SDG&E officials said they expected a few hundred customers to have power restored within the hour.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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