Power restored for about 3,500 customers in La Jolla area

A power outage left about 3,500 homes and businesses in the dark early Thursday in neighborhoods in the La Jolla, Mission Bay, Pacific Beach and Soledad Mountain areas.

The problem, apparently due to a malfunction in overhead lines, was reported shortly before 3 a.m., according to San Diego Gas & Electric.

Within two hours, power had been restored for all but 85 customers. All affected addresses were back in service again by 11 a.m., SDG&E reported.