UPDATE: PG&E issues weather ‘all clear’; Kern County no longer impacted by Public Safety Power Shutoffs

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UPDATE (2:16 p.m.) PG&E has confirmed that due to the improved weather conditions, 15 customers in Kern County will no longer be impacted by the power shutoffs.

UPDATE (1:05 p.m.): PG&E has issued a weather “all clear” for most of the areas impacted by the recent Public Safety Power Shutoffs.

PG&E said crews are inspecting transmission and distribution lines for damage or hazards caused by strong winds and other factors. Once the lines have been inspected and any needed repairs are made, PG&E said it will proceed to restore power.

Power is expected to be restored to most customers impacted by the PSPS by 11:59 p.m. However, PG&E said restoration could be delayed for some customers if crews are required to fix significant damage.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — PG&E said Sunday that an expected Public Safety Power Shutoff brought on by strong winds would affect about 15 customers in southern Kern County beginning Monday morning.

A map provided by PG&E shows the area where power shutoffs were anticipated for Monday. About 15 customers would be affected, according to PG&E.

The utility said that a power shutoff for customers in an area south of Arvin and east of the Highway 99 and Interstate 5 junction is expected to begin Monday at 7 a.m. Power would be restored by the end of the day, PG&E said.

Strong winds throughout the state and the risk of wildfires prompted PG&E to alert customers about the possibility of shutoffs beginning Sunday morning. Approximately 65,000 PG&E serviced homes and businesses in 16 counties were impacted by the shutoffs. The majority of them were in Northern California.

You can find out more about the shutoffs at this link.

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