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Power outage hits UNLV, nearby Las Vegas residents

A power outage near UNLV on Tuesday evening left hundreds of people without power, according to NV Energy.

UNLV announced via social media about 8 p.m. that power on campus had been restored. Damage to equipment caused the outage shortly after 4:30 p.m., according to the power company.

Others were still without power due to the outage, and power was expected to be restored to about 450 customers by 9:30 p.m.

The outage caused a temporary loss of power in several university buildings on the west side of campus, including Lied Library, UNLV said in a tweet.

Contact Blake Apgar at bapgar@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5298. Follow @blakeapgar on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Mike Shoro contributed to this report.

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