By Jake Christie
September 10, 2017 (Spring Valley) -- A small section of Spring Valley suffered two power outages on August 28-29 and September 2-3, knocking power out on half of Vista Drive and Helix Street from where it connects to Lamar Street almost to the point where Helix connects to Montemar Drive. In the first instance, the power was out from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and the second from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The first power outage happened after a short downpour, and was a brownout before power completely died. The power company bucket truck arrived on Lamar Street and was working on a pole near the power substation on that road. The next time they made it to a pole transformer on Rosedale Drive. Most of the people in the area either lit candles or turned on a generator and there was no foot traffic as people went to see what was going on. SDG&E listed the first outage as due to the rain. ECM asked SDG&E for an explanation on the second outage, but did not receive a reply by press deadline.