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SAN DIEGO – The lights are back on Monday afternoon for thousands of San Diego Gas & Electric customers after some in the North County lost power during the morning.

Some 5,000 customers lost power Monday morning, impacting Solana Beach, Encinitas, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, Torrey Pines, Del Mar and other communities in the North County area. It was not immediately clear what caused the outage.

As of 1:30 p.m., that number was down to around 2,200 customers without power, according to SDG&E.

The utility says the outage occurred shortly before 9 a.m.