UPDATE (Sept. 1) — Power was restored to customers in east Bakersfield late Wednesday night, according to PG&E outage maps. The outage was first reported at around 5 p.m. Aug. 31.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A PG&E power outage has cut power to nearly 4,000 homes and businesses Wednesday afternoon in east Bakersfield.

According to PG&E’s website the outage is impacting 3,587 customers. An initial estimate for power to be restored was at 8:15 p.m. but has been pushed back to 11:45 p.m.

The outage is affecting some areas and neighborhoods between Mount Vernon Avenue and Fairfax Road, north of Edison Highway. CHP reports traffic signals are out in the area.

Meanwhile, state energy officials have extended a voluntary Flex Alert for Wednesday into Thursday.