UPDATE (8 p.m.) — SoCal Gas says it repaired a gas leak after construction workers mistakenly dug into an underground line prompting a shelter in place order by the county.
The gas leak was under control just after 6 p.m. SoCal Gas said.
Officials remind the public to dial 811 before doing any digging for construction work.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — As of 4:27 p.m. Wednesday, ReadyKern’s shelter in place issue has been reduced to the residences of San Rocca Court.
It has been lifted for all other areas.
Alert system ReadyKern issued a shelter in place for those who live or work near Hageman Road and Mohawk Street and Fruitvale Avenue in northwest Bakersfield due to a gas leak.
The incident is affecting Fruitvale Avenue east to Knudsen Drive, between Westlake Drive south to Krebs Road, according to the issue.
“A Shelter in Place order means go indoors, shut and lock doors and windows. Prepare to self-sustain until further notice and/or contacted by emergency personnel for additional direction,” ReadyKern said.
Anyone with physical limitations who may require assistance should call the Aging and Adult Services hotline at 1-855-264-6565.
If you have an emergency, call 911.
Any questions should be directed at Kern County Information and Referral Services at 2-1-1.
This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.