Electrical District No. 3 is in the middle of a scheduled power outage in Rancho El Dorado to replace a switch.

General Foreman Evan McCullough said a switch failed last week, involving infrastructure in the north section of the subdivision. ED3 delayed repairs until today, during Spring Break, with more likelihood of families being out of town.

The work was also delayed an hour this morning when two ED3 employees called in sick and the company had to pull others out of safety training to cover the work.

McCullough said though ED3 set aside six hours for the outage, power could be back up by 2 p.m. or earlier.

An estimated 315 customers are affected.

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