OPD’s quick response minimized outage disruption

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Construction cones and yellow tape blocked off the corner of Marilyn Parkway and Kitty Hawk Monday morning as crews prepare to permanently fix the damaged power box from Sunday night's accident. Photo by Stephanie.

Construction cones and yellow tape blocked off the corner of Marilyn Parkway and Kitty Hawk Monday morning as crews prepare to permanently fix the damaged power box from Sunday night’s accident. Photo by Stephanie Frehner.

Sunday night’s power outage affected 860 customers in the Mesquite area, mainly those who reside behind the Eureka Casino & Resort, between Oasis Boulevard and Mesa Boulevard.

According to an email from Keith Buchhalter, a Supervisor with Overton Power District,  Monday morning, crews had power restored to the area within an hour. “Power was interrupted last night  at 8:49 p.m. after a vehicle hit one of our transformers on Kitty Hawk and Marilyn Parkway in Mesquite, NV affecting 860 customers. A crew was dispatched immediately restoring power at 9:42 p.m. We would like to thank our crew members for their prompt response and restoring the power in a safely manner.”

To view our initial coverage and pictures of a ‘dark’ Mesquite, click here.

Update as of 1:25 p.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014:

In an email from MaQuade Chesley, the Public Information Officer for the Mesquite Police Department, the driver of the vehicle was a juvenile, so the name will not be released.  Chesley states “The juvenile was issued a citation for Due Care and Failure to Maintain Travel Lane. No injuries were reported.

 

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