Southeast Bakersfield

Cause of outage that affected more than 3,000 customers unknown

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - An outage Sunday morning knocked out power for more than 3,000 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers.

A majority of those affected were quickly restored, while nearly 900 customers were expected to have power back on by 1:15 p.m.

The outage ran along White Lane from South Union Avenue to Stine Road and along Planz Road between Hughes Lane and Wible Road according to a spokesman from Pacific Gas and Electric.

Bakersfield police also put out an alert Sunday morning saying power would be restored by 1:15 p.m. after dealing with dozens of callers and responding to traffic issues caused by the outage.

The initial outage was reported at 10:11 a.m. The cause of which was still being investigated Sunday afternoon.

Another outage was reported at 11:47 a.m. along Highway 58 and Fairfax. Shortly after 2 p.m. only 14 customers were still without power. That outage was caused by Mylar balloons.