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More than 4K without power in Clark County amid winter storm, high winds

Power Grid
Posted at 6:43 PM, Dec 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-15 13:38:32-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — More than 4,000 NV Energy customers in Clark County were reportedly without power on Tuesday night as a winter storm impacted Southern Nevada.

That's down from at least 10,145 customers who were impacted by 163 outages across Clark County as of 6:40 p.m. An updated outage report at 8:25 p.m. showed an estimated 44 outages were impacting 4,491 customers in Clark County.

By Wednesday morning, nearly all of the outages were resolved. For real-time updates visit nvenergy.com.

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded to downed power lines and utility pole fires Tuesday night, the department stated. Fire officials reminded the public to always stay away from downed utility wires.

Additionally, fire officials issued a reminder that traffic signals that lose power become an all-way stop. They asked that residents who've lost power not use candles for emergency lighting due to the fire risk.

A high wind advisory was issued for the Las Vegas valley through 4 a.m. on Wednesday, where wind speeds were expected to reach up to 55 mph. A high wind warning was issued for southern Clark County, the Colorado River valley, and Lake Mead Recreation Area, where wind speeds were expected to reach up to 60 mph.

This is a developing story.