Power Now Restored to all Carlsbad Residents

The outage occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday.

Updated at 12 p.m. Friday.

Utility crews restored electrical service Friday to hundreds of North County homes and businesses left in the dark after an out-of- control sports car smashed into a roadside power pole.

Thousands of addresses initially lost power when the red Ford Mustang crashed at Melrose Drive and Rancho Santa Fe Road in Carlsbad shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday, according to police and San Diego Gas & Electric.

No injuries were reported.

Several hours later, nearly 6,000 SDG&E customers in parts of parts of Carlsbad, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos and Vista remained without electrical service, according to the utility. Repair personnel worked through the night and had power restored to all affected addresses by late this morning, SDG&E reported.

-City News Service

mjames444 November 30, 2012 at 05:34 PM
CORRECTION. The accident knocked out an entire mega transformer box at the intersection of Melrose and Rancho Santa Fe. There are no uitility poles in this area. It's all underground!
mjames444 November 30, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Power was restored at 9:54am.
Deanne Goodman November 30, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Thansk mjames444 for the updates. Do you work for SDG&E?


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