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.
Winter weather has arrived and NV Energy is prepared to respond to outages, however it's important to be prepared by signing up for outage alerts through MyAccount and preparing an outage kit for emergency situations. For more tips, visit https://t.co/P4dJS4ftFk pic.twitter.com/ubHEq0OkhL
— NV Energy (@NVEnergy) December 14, 2021
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.
There are several locations without power, @NVEnergy is working on it @LasVegasFD has responded to wires down & utility pole fires. Always stay away from downed wires. Traffic signals that are out-become an ALL WAY STOP. Never use candles for emergency lighting. STAY SAFE! pic.twitter.com/Py2lZZHGfS
— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) December 15, 2021
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.