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SDG&E makes repairs to restore power after storm hits San Diego County

Outages were reported at different times, in different areas throughout the day sometimes affecting thousands of customers at once.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) reported outages in several areas across San Diego communities Tuesday. Once the storm had mostly passed through, crews could safely restore power in South Escondido and other areas. 

SDG&E spent several days preparing for the storm and was able to dispatch repair crews on short notice, according to the utility. 

"We had approximately 12,000 customers out; peppered though the entire service territory but the highest concentration of outages were in the north county and north coastal region," said Zoraya Griffin, SDG&E media relations.

Several ladder trucks tackled downed power lines into the night hours once the winds and rains settled down to where it was safe for the work crews.

As of 11 p.m., the number of customers without power was down to about 800, according to SDG&E. To see real-time updates from SDG&E, visit the San Diego County outages map.

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