San Diego and most of the southwest of the US experienced a power outage on September 8, 2011 for approximately 6 hours which started right around rush hour ~ 4pm. Everything and I do mean everything was out, except for emergency facilities.
The traffic pretty much came to a halt as shown above; this was the intersection of Mira Mesa Blvd with Lusk. Converting traffic lights into 4 way stop signs paralyzed the city; not only that but it added some confusion as shown below:
Once the sun had set I got a unique opportunity to take night pictures with clear skys that showed the stars which are typically masked by light illuminated from earth. Here are two of many that I took that night; I’ll share others in future posts: