BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — PG&E says it could shut off power to up to 618 customers in Kern County on Monday night due to dry conditions and strong winds that could damage equipment and potentially cause wildfires.
The areas potentially affected were unincorporated areas primarily in southern Kern County at the Grapevine, according to a map on PG&E’s website.
On Sunday afternoon, PG&E scaled back the scope of the anticipated power shutoff. The utility said approximately 21,000 homes and businesses in nine counties could be impacted, but now say about 6,100 customers could be affected and have been notified.
The strong winds are expected in the area beginning Monday evening lasting through Wednesday morning, PG&E said.