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PG&E may turn off power due to winds forecast for rural Kern County

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Posted at 3:24 PM, Oct 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-14 13:36:05-04

KERN COUNTY, Calif. (KERO) — PG&E may turn off power due to winds forecast for areas of rural Kern County affecting more than 600 customers starting Thursday night at 8 p.m. There is no word on how long the outage could last.

The company issued PSPS Watch notifications to about 16,000 customers covering portions of 12 counties. PG&E says the possible shut off is due to a "wind event" forecast for several areas.

You can find out if your address may be affected here.

It's the second time this week a public safety shutoff off has been scheduled.

Residents can call 211 to be connected to any needed resources.