More than 950 Imperial Irrigation District customers lost power Friday in North Shore, near Mecca, before IID crews were able to repair the issue.

The power utility advised the public at 12:37 p.m. Friday that troubleshooters were en route to fix the outage, initially giving no estimated time for repair.

According to IID’s online outage map, the outage occurred at 11:55 a.m. Friday with no cause provided.

Crews were able to fix the outage and restore power to all affected customers at 3:56 p.m., the utility tweeted.

The outage came three weeks after a storm-related five-day outage, from Aug. 30 through Sept. 3, that affected more than 1,400 customers. The storm, described by an IID board member as “an act of God,” destroyed more than 30 electrical poles, according to the utility.

IID serves electricity to more than 150,000 customers in parts of Riverside and San Diego counties, and all of Imperial County.

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