A power outage left thousands of homes and businesses in coastal San Diego without electrical service Tuesday.

The blackout began for unknown reasons at about 11:15 a.m., affecting Fort Rosecrans, Lindbergh Field, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, the Midway area, Mission Bay, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Point Loma and Sunset Cliffs, according to San Diego Gas & Electric.

As of 12:30 p.m., SDG&E had restored power to some neighborhoods, but nearly 13,000 customers still remained without power.

All affected areas were expected to be back online by 3 p.m., the utility reported.

The cause of the blackout was under investigation, according to SDG&E.

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