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More than 6,000 people affected by power outage in northwest Bakersfield

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Posted at 4:57 PM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-25 23:48:51-04

UPDATE (Oct. 25 6:55 p.m.): There are 48 people in northwest Bakersfield still without power, following a power outage that affected more than 6000 people Wednesday afternoon.

The cause of the outage was equipment failure, according to PG&E spokesperson Katie Allen.

PG&E crews will continue to work on restoring power for the remaining affected people, Allen said.

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UPDATE (Oct. 25 5:55 p.m.): Just 85 people are affected by a power outage in northwest Bakersfield that originally affected more than 6000.

The Northwest Promenade and the surrounding area remain affected.

More than 6,000 people were first affected by the power outage that happened at 4:32 p.m. on Wednesday. 

PG&E originally estimated power to be restored at 7:45 p.m.

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UPDATE (Oct. 25 5:45 p.m.): Roughly 3300 people are currently affected by a power outage in northwest Bakersfield that started late Wednesday afternoon.

PG&E crews are working on restoring power, which they estimate will be at 7:45 p.m.

The cause of the outage is still unknown.

Sequoia Sandwich Shop on Rosedale Highway and Calloway Drive said on their Facebook page that they are closed the rest of the night due to the power outage. 

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A power outage in northwest Bakersfield on Wednesday affected nearly 6400 people.

PG&E said the power outage started at 4:23 p.m. The map shows the affected areas include Rosedale Highway, Coffee Road, and Hageman Road.

Centennial High School is on the affected area in the map, which is north of Brimhall Road and south of Olive Drive. 

23ABC is hearing reports of major traffic backups in the Calloway and Rosedale area due to traffic lights being out.

PG&E estimated that power should be restored at 7:45 p.m.

The cause of the power outage is currently unknown, according to PG&E spokesperson Katie Allen.

PG&E crews are out in the field working to determine the cause, Allen said.