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Thousands without power Tuesday near downtown Las Vegas

Updated May 8, 2018 - 8:58 pm

More than 4,000 people were temporarily without power Tuesday afternoon, according to NV Energy.

The outages were caused by damage to equipment, according to NV Energy’s online power-outage tracker. At least 3,900 people affected by the outages were near downtown Las Vegas.

The outage forced University Medical Center to temporarily run on backup generators.

By 8:45 p.m., all but about 30 people in the valley had their power restored, according to NV Energy.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Blake Apgar contributed to this story.

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