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Residents say low flying plane caused power outage near Balboa Park and Mission Hills

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SAN CLEMENTE (CNS) - A part of southern Orange County was left without electricity Sunday, but it was not clear if problems at San Diego Gas & Electric Co. facilities were related to last week's massive blackout, or this weekend's thunderstorms.

At midday, 228 accounts were without power in SDGE's Talega area, in San Clemente. The power went out at 8:50 a.m. and was expected to return at 12:30 p.m., according to an automated SDG&E web site.

A second, possibly-unrelated outage in the Old Town and Mission Hills sections of San Diego left another 40 accounts there without power. That outage occurred at 6:27 a.m., and power was expected to return at 3 p.m.

No SDGE spokesperson was available Sunday to explain the outages, which came three days after SDG&E customers in Orange County were blacked out in a region-wide cascading series of disconnects, triggered by a malfunction or mistake in a switchyard at Yuma, Ariz. Scattered thunderstorms were in the San Clemente area on Saturday, as well.

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