There wasn’t a lot of rain or strong winds Monday night in Mesquite, but that didn’t keep the south side of I-15 residents, including Bunkerville, from losing power at 8:22 p.m. for about an hour.
According to Keith Buchhalter, a combination of vibration and continuous exposure to the elements of our weather in Southern Nevada contributed to an arm brace on the 69KV power line that feeds power to that side of the valley from coming apart and falling down, causing the outage.
“Our crews worked fast and safely last night,” said Buchhalter. “They did a fantastic job in restoring power effectively.”
At the time of the outage, the crews rerouted power around the broken equipment so that residents could resume their evening uninterrupted. A total of 2,234 meters in the area were affected.