Thousands around county wake up without power

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SAN DIEGO — Thousands of people in several neighborhoods around San Diego woke up to a power outage early Thursday morning.

According to SDG&E’s outage map, 4,004 customers in Torrey Pines, Sorrento Valley and University City were left without power.

The unplanned outage began just before 4 a.m. and SDG&E estimated that power would be restored at 8 a.m., but they were able to restore power to most customers by 5:25 a.m.

An unplanned outage affecting more than 1,000 customers also occurred in Encinitas at 2:41 a.m., according to SDG&E. Power in the area was expected to be restored around 6 a.m.

Crews found that the first outage was caused by a tree knocking down a power line, while others lost power because of a malfunctioning circuit breaker.

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