Wind storm knocks out power for thousands in Las Vegas area


LAS VEGAS (AP) — Crews still are working to repair equipment damaged by a wind storm that knocked out power for thousands in the Las Vegas Valley.

NV Energy crews worked through Saturday night and into.

Saturday’s storm toppled trees, power lines and traffic lights.

National Weather Service meteorologists said a gust of 73 mph was recorded at North Las Vegas Airport while gusts of 62 mph were recorded at McCarran International Airport and 64 mph at Nellis Air Force Base.

More than 33,000 NV Energy customers in Clark County were without power Saturday night, but that number had been cut to about 1,450 by noon Sunday.

It was unclear when the power company can restore electricity to all affected customers.


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