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UPDATE: Kern County Public Safety Power Shutoff scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Posted at 7:22 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 18:51:08-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — (UPDATE 2 PM) PG&E confirmed a Public Safety Power Shutoff is scheduled for Kern County on Tuesday starting at 7 p.m.

The shutoff is due to weather and wildfire conditions, and power is scheduled to be restored to customers on Wednesday around 7 p.m.

The utility company said the shutoff will impact 638 customers.

Officials said it all depends on weather conditions and it's part of the PSPS system due to wildfires.

The potential shut-off is due to windy conditions, which PG&E said could cause damage to power lines and increase risk for wildfire spread.

This type of power shut-off is not related to the flex alert and could happen whether or not people conserve energy.

Check here for specific information and updates regarding the power shutoffs.

This map is the seven-day forecast, if the weather forecasts indicate gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with heightened fire risk, it may be necessary to turn off the electricity serving that area.

Here you can find a map of the current PSPS outages and the future PSPS outage areas for the state.