Thousands hit with power outages Thanksgiving morning

SAN DIEGO — Thousands of homes are without power on Thanksgiving morning in San Diego County.

The SDG&E outage map shows the largest outage is affecting a circuit that serves 960 customers in Live Oak Springs, Boulevard and Jacumba. Nearly 3,100 customers throughout the county were without power as of 6:20 a.m., according to the SDG&E outage map.

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The utility company warned earlier this week of outages that could affect up to 43,000 customers with Santa Ana winds in the forecast. Almost 1,000 customers were already without power late Wednesday night “due to unsafe conditions in the area,” the SDG&E outage map said.

High Wind Advisory, I-8, from Alpine to Imperial Co line, high profile vehicles not recommended.#ImperialValley

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The same reason was listed for most of the outages noted on the map Thanksgiving morning. Two outages affecting a few dozen customers were caused by crashes and a third was under investigation.

The company’s outage map is available here.

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