Power outage affects thousands of customers in Imperial Beach
IMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) – A power outage caused by damaged equipment knocked out service Wednesday morning for more than 3,200 San Diego Gas & Electric customers in Imperial Beach.
The outage was reported at 8:22 a.m., initially affecting 3,235 customers in Imperial Beach as well as the North Island and Tijuana River Park areas, SDG&E spokeswoman Helen Gao said.
The outage was caused by a damaged cable and a damaged switch, she said.
Crews restored power to about 800 customers at 9:18 a.m., according to SDG&E spokesman Wes Jones, who said the remaining customers should be back online by 5 p.m.