UPDATED: Power Restored in Parts of San Clemente

Some electricity was restored within an hour after an outage that affected thousands around 8 a.m. Tuesday. The remaining 900 customers should get service back at 10:15 a.m.

A power outage hit thousands of customers in San Clemente shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday, but some residents were out of the dark as soon as an hour later.

"Initially, it was about 6,000, but we got that down to around 900," said San Diego Gas & Electric spokesman Erin Koch. "They'll get power back at 10:15 a.m."

SDG&E blamed the blackout on problems with overhead powerlines. According to the utility's outage map, the problems were centered along South El Camino Real near the I-5 Junction, across the freeway along Avenida Del Presidente and near North El Camino Real near the Marquita intersection.

Power in the north end of town was restored around 9 a.m.

Customers along Avenida Pico and out toward Talega appeared to have continued service; some customers in the business park off Amanecer report continued service, as have workers at Hanson's Market by the freeway.

This article has been updated a number of times since it was first published.

carolyn July 10, 2012 at 03:48 PM
We have no power on Avenida Palizada 100 block.
Teri Halliday July 10, 2012 at 03:53 PM
No power on avenida ramona -south sc-or at the boys and girls club.
Tim July 10, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Carol Santamaria July 10, 2012 at 03:55 PM
I have no power at the 100 block of Rhonda by the Big O tires
Adam Townsend July 10, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Are you back up? I was without power here in North Beach as well, but it kicked on at about 9 a.m.
Nesa Anderson July 10, 2012 at 04:18 PM
West Mariposa 100 block never went out! We were lucky.
Al July 10, 2012 at 06:22 PM
I must have power !!!!!!!!!!!
SAM July 13, 2012 at 07:33 AM


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