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PG&E says power has been restored for Kern County residents

Posted at 1:44 PM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 21:52:22-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — UPDATE: Pacific Gas and Electric said that as of 5 p.m. all power has been restored to Kern County Residents.

"The weather “all clear” was given for all customers affected by this PSPS event at 11:44 a.m. today. PG&E crews began ground and aerial patrols to inspect 48 miles of distribution lines for damage or hazards in areas where it was safe to do so. The patrol and inspection efforts included seven trouble men, six compliance inspectors, two division crews, four general construction crews and one helicopter."

Crews did not find any damage to electrical equipment as a result of the high winds.

Pacific Gas and Election said that after a proactive power shutoff Wednesday, power restoration is underway in Kern County.

At this time it is unclear where exactly power is being restored or how long it will take before power is fully restored throughout the county.

Kern County PG&E spokesperson Katie Allen posted on Twitter saying Kern had been given the "All Clear" for weather danger and crews had begun the patrol and inspection process.

Wednesday evening PG&E shut off power to around 617 customers throughout Kern due to strong and dry offshore winds forecasted for Wednesday night. PG&E officials said this is to reduce the risk of wildfire from energized power lines.