By Miriam Raftery
January 28, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) – With a red flag warning in effect due to high fire danger and gusty Santa Ana Winds forecast through Monday, San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) has once again shut off power to many rural and mountain communities. An outage map curiously labels these as “unplanned outages” even though clicking on communities show in the SDG&E outages page map reveals a message stating that in most of the current outages, “We’ve shut off the power for safety.”
Power went off last night during Saturday evening hours and is not slated for restoration until mid-to-late afternoon on Monday.
The power is presently out in many areas including the East County communitise Boulevard, Live Oak Springs, Descanso, Pine Valley, Alpine, Pine Hills, Santa Ysabel and surrounding communities, affecting thousands of customers. Portions of North County including Valley Center and the Pauma area are also without power.