UPDATE: All eastbound lanes on 24th St. near Myrtle St. now open

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UPDATE(11:27 a.m.): All eastbound lanes on 24th St. near Myrtle St. are now open after a car crashed into a power pole.

UPDATE(10:30 a.m.): The Bakersfield Police Department responded to a hit-and-run accident after a man crashed into a power pole early Wednesday morning.

BPD said the incident happened at 24th St. and Myrtle St. at around 12:45 a.m.

A man was driving a grey BMW when it crashed into a power pole. He left the car on the scene and ran away, said Bakersfield police.

Police described the man as a Hispanic male carrying a red backpack.

The scene is cleared, but PG&E could still be working in the area.

At this time, it is unknown if the man was injured, said BPD.

UPDATE(7:10 a.m.): More than 1,000 PG&E customers are experiencing a power outage in Downtown Bakersfield due to the pole crash that happened early Wednesday morning.

According to the PG&E website, a total of 1,055 customers are without power in the Riviera/Westchester area.

Power is expected to be restored by 1:02 p.m.

BAKERSFIELD, Cali. (KGET) – The eastbound lanes on 24th St. near Myrtle St. are currently closed after a car crashed into a pole, causing the power lines to go down early Wednesday morning.

CHP said this incident happened at around 3:41 a.m.

PG&E crews are on scene.

At this time, it is unknown if there are any injuries, that is according to CHP.

CHP said the lanes will re-open at around noon.

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