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Squirrel causes neighborhood power outage on Tuesday

Rodent to blame fr local power outage on Tuesday.
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A squirrel was the culprit for a midday power outage on Tuesday which affected several communities in Central San Diego including Hillcrest.

San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) reports that over 45,000 people were affected by the disruption which began at about 12:30 pm and lasted for a few hours.

According to SDG&E spokeswoman Helen Gao, a squirrel came in contact with a conductor at Substation F located on El Cajon Boulevard.

People across San Diego were affected including  North ParkHillcrestMission HillsUniversity HeightsNormal Heights, as well as other areas citywide.

Power was restored by 1:30 pm say reports, but some customers were complaining that electricity wasn’t back on until 3 pm in their areas.