UPDATE: Power mostly restored to Downtown, East Bakersfield homes and businesses

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UPDATE (5:19 p.m.): PG&E reports power has mostly been restored following an outage that knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses Wednesday afternoon.

A PG&E map shows 254 customers without power in an area in Northeast Bakersfield. The map shows areas affected just off Bernard Street east of Union Avenue and into the College Heights neighborhood.

The utility’s website lists the problem was caused by an “equipment issue.”

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A power outage in Downtown Bakersfield has knocked out power to over 9,500 homes and businesses.

PG&E reports an outage started just after 3:30 p.m. and is currently affecting 9,530 customers in areas of Downtown, Northeast and East Bakersfield. Lights and power went out at KGET studios at around 4 p.m. Street lights were reported out on several Downtown streets near 21st Street.

The utility has not determined what caused the outage.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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