Power out for millions in Calif., Ariz., Mexico
Thursday, September 8, 2011
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A power outage is affecting millions of people across southern California, Arizona and Mexico.
Mike Niggli of San Diego Gas & Electric Co. said that crews Thursday believe the outage was caused by a system breakdown and assured people it was not the result of a terror attack.
All outgoing flights from San Diego's Lindbergh Field have been halted and police stations are using generators to accept emergency calls.
The outage that started shortly before 4 p.m. PDT extends from San Clemente, Calif. to San Diego to Yuma, Arizona. It also is affecting cities south of the border across much of the state of northern Baja.
Niggli says power may not be returned until Friday.