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Some still without power after storms in Las Vegas Valley

Fewer than 100 NV Energy customers were still without power Saturday, after thunderstorms and high winds Thursday and Friday downed power poles and caused outages in the Las Vegas Valley.

NV Energy’s website showed 93 customers in Henderson and other parts of the valley were without power as of 6:45 p.m.

A thunderstorm late Thursday night brought down power lines and poles on Boulder Highway, prompting highway closures between Russell and Sunset roads. Officials opened the southbound lanes about 8 p.m. Friday, Nevada Department of Transportation spokesman Tony Illia said.

Illia said 31 power poles were downed in the valley.

NV Energy spokeswoman Jennifer Shuricht said the company estimates the poles will be replaced Monday.

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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