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Massive power outage hits San Diego

September 8, 2011 |  4:16 pm

Click here for more photos of the blackout. A large swath of San Diego County was without power Thursday afternoon as officials investigated the cause of the outage.

Residents reported power being out across the city of San Diego as well as suburbs such as Oceanside and Chula Vista.

PHOTOS: Blackout leaves 1.4 million without power

Sheriff's officials told Fox 5 San Diego that many of its substations were without power. Utility officials are trying to determine what caused the outage.

There were also reports that parts of Orange County lost power.


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Photo: People stand in a long line of shoppers at the Albertsons supermarket on Carlsbad Village Dr. in Carlsbad. The store soon ran out of ice and because of the blackout was unable to make any more. Electric power was lost this afternoon across a wide swath of Southern California. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times