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Over 11,000 SDG&E Customers Without Power Due To Public Safety Power Shutoffs

The sun rises above power lines in the San Carlos neighborhood in San Diego, Oct. 1, 2020.
KPBS Staff
The sun rises above power lines in the San Carlos neighborhood in San Diego, Oct. 1, 2020.

Over 11,000 San Diego Gas & Electric customers were without power Wednesday evening due to public safety power shutoffs amid increased fire hazards caused by Santa Ana winds.

By 9:30 p.m. power was turned off to 11,583 customers in the areas of Alpine, Boulevard, Campo, Campo Reservation, Descanso, Encinitas, El Cajon, Escondido, Jacumba, La Jolla Reservation, La Posta Reservation, Manzanita Reservation, Mesa Grande Reservation, Pauma Reservation, Pauma Valley, Potrero, Ramona, Santa Ysabel, Santa Ysabel Reservation, Valley Center and Viejas Reservation, according to SDG&E. It was not immediately clear when it would be restored.

The company on Tuesday notified about 88,700 of its customers in inland communities they could be subject to public safety power shutoffs from Wednesday night into the weekend, and potentially through Monday.