SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A series of power outages left thousands of homes and businesses without electrical service for a time across much of central and eastern San Diego Thursday.
The blackouts happened over a roughly hour-long period, beginning shortly before 9:30 a.m., and initially affected about 13,000 addresses, according to San Diego Gas & Electric.
The affected locations included the College area, Hillcrest, Kensington, Mission Hills, Normal Heights, North Park, Old Town, Talmadge and University Heights.
By late afternoon, utility crews had restored power to all but about 250 customers in City Heights, Chollas Creek and Oak Park, SDG&E reported. The remainder were expected to be back in service by early evening.
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Prior to 1867, the area which today makes up downtown San Diego was jokingly known as "Rabbitville."