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610 remain without power due to car crash in central Las Vegas

Updated August 7, 2020 - 12:03 pm

A car smashed into a power pole early Friday in the central Las Vegas Valley, knocking out electric service to about 1,300 customers.

Las Vegas police Lt. Frank Humel said police were called to the intersection of South Valley View Boulevard and West Twain Avenue shortly after 4 a.m. for a vehicle crash. A vehicle had slammed into a large utility pole and power box, knocking the pole down and causing other poles along Valley View to lean inward along the roadway.

A female driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Valley View was closed from Spring Mountain Road to Twain. Traffic was being rerouted around the area.

600 without power at 8:15 a.m.

NV Energy was on scene working to restore power. Originally, 1,266 customers were without power, according to the NV Energy website.

As of 11:55 a.m., the website said about 610 customers remained without power and the estimated restoration time was 2:15 p.m.

Contact Glenn Puit by email at gpuit@reviewjournal.com. Follow @GlennatRJ on Twitter.

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