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Fewer than 1K without power after weekend storms in Las Vegas

Updated August 13, 2018 - 6:28 pm

Fewer than 1,000 NV Energy customers were without power Monday morning after a weekend storm damaged power lines and equipment.

Powerful winds launched a metal shed into a string of power lines near Bruce and Fremont streets, leading to outages in the surrounding area, according to the power company.

More than 60,000 customers initially lost power in the Las Vegas Valley following the storm in what NV Energy vice president of operations Kevin Geraghty said might have been “our largest outage ever.”

As of 6:30 p.m. Monday 763 customers remaind without power in Clark County.

The largest outage was in 89118 ZIP code, which covers part of the south valley, with about 320 customers without power. According to NV Energy, power there went out Friday morning after a crash damaged equipment on Oquendo Road near Dean Martin Drive.

About 200 customers were without power in the 89101 ZIP code, which covers the eastern central valley.

Geraghty told the Review-Journal on Sunday that NV Energy crews from Reno and Carson City were expected to join local crews Monday to repair damaged power lines.

Clark County opened four shelters to help house those affected by the outages. Two shelters at Walnut Community Center and Winchester Community Center closed at 8 p.m., but a shelter at Cambridge Recreation Center remained open on Monday, said Clark County spokesperson Erik Pappa.

Any residents affected by the outages who need transportation to a shelter can call Nevada 2-1-1 or NV Energy Customer Service at 702-402-5555.

Contact Max Michor at mmichor@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0365. Follow @MaxMichor on Twitter. Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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