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SDG&E restores power to 80% of customers after downed lines on I-5

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Update: 2:36pm- SDG&E reports power has been restored to 80% of customers initially affected.  Currently only 70 units are without power.

According to an SDG&E spokesperson the cause of the downed lines was determined to be from a tractor trailer with a 1/2 mobile home attached, hit a wire causing the electrical poles to bow. 

 

NATIONAL CITY (CNS) - All lanes of Interstate 5 are now open near Harbor Drive in National City, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The freeway was closed in the area about 10:30 a.m., causing miles of congestion, to allow utility crews to get low-hanging power lines restored to their proper height.

The wire fell on the freeway and hit an ambulance, cracking the vehicle's lights and windshield.

It's not immediately clear what caused the lines to sag too low over the interstate.

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