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Power outage prompts school closures in Julian

SDG&E restored power to 1,600 customers but are still monitoring weather conditions for additional possible outages.

JULIAN, Calif — An unplanned power outage prompted schools in the Julian Unified School District and the Julian Union High School District to close on Wednesday. 

The County Office of Education says, "the safety and security of students, faculty, and staff is of the utmost importance to schools across the county." 

SDG&E confirmed shortly before 11 a.m. on Wednesday that power had been restored to all 1,600 customers in the region. 

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The utility wanted to make it clear that this particular outage was not a planned safety outage, but instead it was due to an issue with a circuit in the area. They are still investigating the cause. The power company said they had to inspect the entire circuit in the area that is nearly 30 miles long. 

The region still remains under watch for possible safety outages due to the expected Santa Ana winds. Adele Delgado owner of the Candy Basket says the situation has been frustrating because business owners depend on business this time of year. She went on to say that it can be make it or break it for local businesses right now. 

For more information about power outages across the county, click here