More than 40,000 customers lose power in central San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — About 46,000 San Diego Gas & Electric customers lost power Tuesday afternoon when an animal came into contact with power lines in North Park. 

The blackout occurred when a squirrel came into contact with a transmission line at a North Park utility substation around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, affecting schools, businesses and homes in several central San Diego neighborhoods, according to SDG&E. 

Power was restored to the majority of customers within an hour and full power was restored just before 3 p.m.

Neighborhoods initially affected were: Old Town, Mission Valley, Mission Hills, Kearny Mesa, Tierrasanta, Kensington, Normal Heights, Hillcrest, University Heights, North Park, Chollas Creek, Oak Park, Kensington, Talmadge and West State College.

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