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Power outage affects over 5,000 North County residents

SDG&E headquarters appears in this undated photo.
Nicholas McVicker
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KPBS
SDG&E headquarters appears in this file photo taken Feb. 12, 2016.

More than 5,000 San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) customers have lost power in areas such as Solana Beach, Encinitas, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, Torrey Pines, Del Mar and other communities in the North County area.

The utility says the outage occurred shortly before 9 a.m., with power restoration anticipated by 2:30 p.m. for most impacted neighborhoods. Crews are still assessing what caused the outage.

For an updated outage map, click here.

On Twitter, SDG&E wrote: "We have crews en route to investigate an outage affecting customers in North County. Thank you for your patience as our crews work as quickly & safely as possible. More details will be provided as they become available."