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Thousands of Southern California Edison customers remain without power

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Posted at 2:22 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 17:26:16-04

Thousands of Southern California Edison customers in Kern County are still without power due to public safety power shutoffs. A large portion of those customers are in the Tehachapi, Golden Hills area.

This current round of shutoffs is impacting more than 11,000. SoCal Edison said that the shutoffs in place are due to weather conditions that may create the potential for elevated fire risk. The power shutoff's current status has been in effect since Wednesday around noon according to the SoCal Edison website.

Southern California Edison says that they are not sure when the power will be restored and depends on local weather conditions.

And PG&E outages impacting parts of Kern County as well. There are still more than 600 people in Lebec without power due to public safety power shutoffs. The website says the estimated restoration time is 10 p.m. Thursday night.