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UPDATE: MGM Resorts says power outage wind-related

Posted at 6:21 AM, Jan 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-11 22:09:56-05

LATEST: MGM Resorts International has released the following statement:

“At approximately 5:15 a.m. two of our Las Vegas resorts – MGM Grand and New York-New York – experienced an unexpected loss of power. Full power has been restored to both resorts. Preliminary inspection indicates the outage was wind-related, likely from debris blown into a substation by strong winds. Resort emergency generators operated as designed, immediately providing base power to both resorts. Normal power was quickly restored with only a brief disruption of regular resort operations. We appreciate the understanding of our guests and apologize for any inconvenience.” 
NV Energy also said that the outage had nothing to do with their service. However, they did assist in getting the power back up.

UPDATE: Power was fully restored to the New York, New York and the MGM Grand around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

No injuries were reported.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- The MGM Grand and New York, New York hotels on the Las Vegas Strip lost power Wednesday morning.

Hotel guests say the outage happened around 5 a.m. Phone lines were also affected.

NV Energy will assist with turning the power back on. They estimate that the problem should be fixed by 8:45 a.m.