Pacific Gas and Electric Co. warned Monday of possible Public Safety Power Shutoffs due to extreme weather conditions and to reduce the risk of wildfire from energized power lines.
During a 6 p.m. Monday online briefing, PG&E said the shutoffs could happen for around 638 customers in Kern County as soon as noon Tuesday with an estimated restoration of 7 p.m. Wednesday. A PG&E news release said those 638 customers include 32 medical baseline customers, and include Bakersfield and unincorporated areas.
The San Francisco-based utility issued an updated advisory Tuesday morning that the shutoffs in Bakersfield are expected to begin at 2 p.m.
Kern County is among 21 counties that could be impacted between Monday night and 7 p.m. Wednesday. In total, some 172,000 customers throughout PG&E's service area in California could be impacted.
During the online briefing, PG&E officials said they give people 48 hours of notice of potential PSPS whenever possible.
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