[Updated at 8:02 a.m ET] San Diego Gas and Electric Company says it has restored power to all 1.4 million customers in its service area affected by a massive power outage that began Thursday afternoon.
[Updated at 6:56 a.m. ET] By early Friday morning, power had been restored to 710,000 consumers in San Diego County, the utility said. Power was back on late Thursday for consumers in Arizona and California’s Orange and Imperial counties.
Millions, though, were still without power.
The number is an estimate of the average number of people living in households in the region that were without power at the height of the blackout.
The total includes San Diego Gas & Electric’s estimated 1.4 million customers, or 3.5 million people, who were without power at the height of the outage.
The total does not include those in Arizona or Mexico who were without power.
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