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PG&E proactively shuts off power Wednesday night to more than 600 customers

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Posted at 10:14 AM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 23:11:16-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Pacific Gas and Electric Company said due to the strong and dry offshore wind event forecasted for tonight, it has proactively turned off power to 617 customers.

PG&E officials said this is to reduce the risk of wildfire from energized power lines.

Power is expected to remain off throughout the night and a helicopter will go out tomorrow to survey the lines and check for any issues before restoring power.

As of now, the estimated time of power restoration is 8 p.m. Thursday evening.