BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Southern California Edison said about 500 of its customers in Kern and Los Angeles counties are under consideration for a possible Public Safety Power Shutoff within the next 48 hours due to the potential for fire activity.
The utility said the areas under consideration are South Twin Lakes and Three Points just east of Lebec and Frazier Park near the Kern-Los Angeles county line and no residents or businesses have had their power shut off yet.
As of Saturday afternoon, SoCal Edison revised its under consideration estimate for only 13 Kern County customers. A majority of the potentially affected customers were in Los Angeles County.
SoCal Edison spokesperson Jeff Monford said Friday, the PSPS watch is for approximately 484 customers and is based on constant weather and condition monitoring. Strong winds and dry conditions are expected in the area over the weekend.
The customers in the possibly affected areas have been notified, SoCal Edison says. They are asking customers to sign up for alerts or update their contact information at its website.