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Thursday, Mar 07 2013 04:31 PM

Power restored after equipment failure

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Parts of downtown, central and east Bakersfield were without power for 30 minutes starting at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

According to Katie Harlan, a spokeswoman for PG&E, about 24,501 customers were without power. PG&E was conducting a test on a location downtown when an equipment failure caused the outage.

Electricity was restored by 4 p.m.

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