Classes canceled at El Capitan HS due to power outage

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LAKESIDE, Calif. – Classes were canceled at El Capitan High School Tuesday due to a power outage.

A driver lost control of a car that sheared a power pole and downed wires near the Ashwood Street campus shortly before 7:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

The non-injury crash knocked out power to the high school and one other utility customer in the area. San Diego Gas & Electric estimated that service would be restored by about 3 p.m.

Around 8:30 a.m., Grossmont Union High School District spokeswoman Catherine Martin said via Twitter that El Capitan High School students were being released. Students who rode the bus were taken to Grossmont High School for parent pick-up.

Ashwood Street was closed between Mapleview Street and Willow Road, according to the CHP.

About 50 customers in the area were without power.

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