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.