The power was reported to have been out for several hours in some areas.
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.
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.