SAN DIEGO — A sweeping power outage Wednesday morning affected residents from the College Area to La Mesa and El Cajon, utility officials confirmed.
Service to all customers was restored by 11:10 a.m., a San Diego Gas & Electric spokesperson said by email. The issue was caused by a bird flying into some electrical equipment.
The SDG&E outage map listed seven of its circuits down starting at 8:37 a.m., affecting customers in the following communities:
- Lake Murray
- Mission Gorge
- Sycamore Canyon
- La Mesa
- Fletcher Hills
- El Cajon
- Allied Gardens
- Del Cerro
- San Diego State University
The sweeping outage had as many as 14,000 customers without power at home, according to the utility.
“SDSU is aware of an unplanned power outage impacting parts of campus,” San Diego State University officials said in an email alert. “Restoration efforts in progress.”
Students just returned to campus for their first week of classes this week.
San Diego police let residents know to drive carefully in the area of Golfcrest Drive and Mission Gorge Road, where traffic signals may be out of order. La Mesa Police Department also said it was monitoring the situation.