HANFORD, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Nineteen government offices in Hanford were left without power after a construction mishap Thursday morning.

Officials with the county say construction crews demoing the building hit an underground power line while digging at the Kings Building on Lacy Boulevard around 9:00 a.m. As a result, the offices were forced to close for the rest of the day, sending 1,600 employees home.

In an update Thursday evening, Kings County officials confirmed that power had been restored and the complex is operating at normal capacity once again.

The offices affected by the original outage were:

  • Kings County Finance
  • Kings County Elections
  • Kings County Assessor
  • Clerk/Recorder
  • Kings County Human Resources
  • Kings County Community Development Agency
  • Kings County Public Works
  • Kings County Information Technology
  • Kings County Public Guardian/Veterans Services
  • Kings County District Attorney/Law Library
  • Kings County Minors Advocacy
  • Kings County Human Services Agency
  • Kings County Probation
  • Kings County Public Health
  • Kings County Fire Administration (all fire stations are operational)
  • Kings County Administration/Board of Supervisors
  • Kings County, County Counsel
  • Kings County Agricultural Commissioner/Measurement Standards
  • Kings County UC Co-Op Office