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Graduation celebrations give rise to Mylar balloon-related outages


Last updated 5/28/2020 at 6:39am

SAN DIEGO – The coronavirus pandemic has transformed graduations into festive drive-by celebrations. Residents may have seen colorful car parades complete with signs, streamers and shiny Mylar balloons tied to vehicles. Unfortunately, the thing that makes Mylar balloons so shiny is also the thing that can cause an electric outage if the metallic coating contacts a power line.

As more people find creative ways to celebrate milestones in place of traditional events, San Diego Gas and Electric wants to encourage everyone to do their part to help prevent Mylar balloon-related outages.


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