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.