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UPDATE: High winds cause damage throughout Las Vegas, Clark County

Authorities warn to 'take precautions'
Posted at 1:26 PM, Feb 02, 2020

UPDATE 2:30 P.M. FEB. 3: Almost 400 customers are still without power in the Las Vegas valley. The customers are located in the 89029 and 89108 zip codes.

UPDATE 11 A.M. FEB 3: NV Energy says wind knocked down five poles in Indian Springs last night. The company says it is "working to repair all damage and get every customer back in power as quickly and safely as possible." The National Weather Service says winds in the Indian Springs area peaked near 72 mph yesterday.

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NV Energy says five poles were knocked down by wind in Indian Springs on Feb. 2. The National Weather Service says winds peaked at 75 mph in the area. Photo Source: NV Energy

UPDATE 9 A.M. FEB 3: There are still about 900 customers without power in Clark County. They are located mostly in the 89108 and 89122 zip codes.

UPDATE 5:35 A.M. FEB. 3: There are now just over 1,000 customers currently without power in the Las Vegas valley, according to NV Energy. The zip code with the highest reported outages us 89018 with 489. Check power outages by clicking here.

UPDATE 5 A.M. FEB. 3: There are almost 5,000 customers currently without power in the Las Vegas valley, according to NV Energy. Most of the power outages appear to be because of wind. Check power outages by clicking here.

UPDATE 8:30 P.M. FEB. 2: The FAA says there is a ground stop at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport due to wind. Please check with your airline to see if your flight is affected.

UPDATE 7:45 P.M. FEB. 2: NV Energy reports an outage in the area of South Valley View Boulevard and West Sahara Avenue due to weather. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue say an arcing power pole lit a tree on fire in the area as well. Estimated time of restoration is 10 p.m.

UPDATE 6:15 P.M. FEB. 2: NV Energy is reporting an outage in the area of Mount Charleston due to weather. The outage is estimated to be fixed by 8:15 p.m.

ORIGINAL STORY
Authorities in the Las Vegas area are warning people to take extra precautions Sunday evening due to "strong and potentially damaging" winds.

The National Weather Service says winds between 50 and 60 miles per hour, potentially up to 70 mph, will pick up late this afternoon beginning at 4 p.m. and last through the night. The strongest winds are expected between 8 p.m. and 12 a.m., NWS says.

MORE: 13 Action News First Alert Weather Forecast

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue wants to remind everyone that the strong winds can cause property damage and make driving difficult. Firefighters say to be on the lookout for possible downed trees or power lines.

NV Energy says it is prepared to respond to outages "safely and as quickly a possible," and wants to remind that downed power lines dangerous. If you see one, stay away and call 911.

For real-time outage information visit NVEnergy.com/outage.

At McCarran International Airport, you can check on departure and arrival delays at McCarran.com.

Stay with 13 Action News for your weather updates. This story will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

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