More than 2200 PG&E customers in Oildale were without power Saturday after a vehicle crashed into a power pole.
According to the California Highway around 8 a.m. a driver crashed into a power pole on China Grade Loop near Manor Street.
CHP said the driver was distracted by his cell phone.
The black pick up truck jumped a curb, knocking down a power pole. An additional five power poles were also downed.
Several power lines were reported lying across the roadway.
The intersection at Manor Street and Norris Avenue was shut down for several hours until the power poles were deemed safe.
CHP said it would take several days to replace the downed power lines that were deemed unsafe.
According to PG&E, power is expected to be fully restored to the area by 1:15 p.m.
The Kern County Coroner has identified the victim of a traffic fatality in Buttonwillow early Monday, October 15.
Three wildfires have been burning slowly over the past couple weeks in the Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest.
There was a fire in the park at Olive Park East in Northwest Bakersfield, Tuesday afternoon.
The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for assistance identifying a suspect wanted for carjacking.