UPDATE (Nov. 5, 3:05 p.m.) — Power has been restored to areas affected by a massive overnight power outage, according to PG&E outage maps.

No major outages were reported on PG&E maps in the greater Bakersfield area Saturday afternoon.

Power went out to thousands of customers at around 11 p.m. Friday in portions of northwest and southwest Bakersfield. Thousands more PG&E homes and businesses lost power in southwest Bakersfield and Lamont early Saturday.

As many as 50,000 customers were without power Saturday, according to PG&E outage maps.

Officials with PG&E confirmed with 17 News that the outage was due to equipment failure.


Update (Nov. 5, 8:30 a.m.) — As of Saturday morning, 10,658 PG&E customers were still left without power.

Those impacted include the area south of Ming Avenue to Taft Highway between Ashe Road and South H Street.

PG&E officials said the cause of the outage is due to a transmission or substation that needs to be replaced and that power should be restored around 8 p.m. Saturday.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — There are 8,284 PG&E customers without power due to multiple PG&E power outages in parts of northwest and southwest Bakersfield, according to the PG&E outage map.

The impacted area includes parts near Coffee and Hageman roads and Calloway Drive, according to the PG&E website.

PG&E expects the power to be restored around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

The power outage is impacting traffic signals near Calloway Drive, Margby Grange Way, Fruitvale Avenue and Olive Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information Page.