Outage leaves thousands without power

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powerOutage3SAN DIEGO – Crews have restored power to all the majority of 3,671 San Diego Gas & Electric customers hit with a late afternoon power outage, utility officials said Saturday.

The outage was reported at 4:19 p.m. and affected customers in La Jolla, La Jolla Shores, Soledad Mountain, Mission Bay and Pacific Beach.

By 5 p.m., service was restored to all but 372 customers, according to the SDG&E website.

Crews expected to have electricity restored to the remaining customers shortly before 7 p.m., according to the utility.

Smoke was spotted coming out of a grate in front of a transformer box on Soledad Mountain Road shortly before 4:30 p.m., but it was unclear if that incident was related to the outage, a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dispatcher said.

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