SAN DIEGO -- Several thousand residents were without electricity Friday after a trash truck knocked over a power pole in Normal Heights, utility officials said.

The accident happened shortly after noon near the intersection of Madison Avenue and 38th Street, according to a spokesperson from San Diego Gas and Electric.

More than 7,400 customers in the neighborhoods around Chollas Creek,
City Heights, the College area, Kensington, Normal Heights, North Park, Oak
Park, Talmadge and University Heights were left without power for about 90 minutes when the wire was damaged.

By 1:40 p.m., crews had restored service to all but about 180 customers, SDG&E spokeswoman Allison Zaragoza said.

Those addresses -- in Kensington, the College area and University Heights -- were expected to be without power until early evening, she said.