Thousands remain without power across Las Vegas valley due to high winds

LAS VEGAS - More than 2,469 NV Energy customers were still without power Friday morning following the high winds Thursday.

The outages are scattered across the Las Vegas valley, according to NV Energy.

One area hit hard is near Flamingo Road and Koval Lane where power lines were knocked down trapping some people in their cars.  Those people had to be rescued by fire crews.

Flamingo Road and Koval Lane remained closed Friday as crews work to replace downed power lines.  Senior citizens living at Stella Fleming Tower Senior Living Center was without power for 24 hours, and many of the residents have health issues.

Residents say they’re also unable to get up and down from the second, third and fourth floors because due to the lack of electricity the elevators aren’t working.  A lot of the residents are too fragile to walk up and down the stairs.

Many of the residents say no one has knocked on their doors to check on them.

"We have 10 to 15 people in electric wheelchairs, and we don’t have elevators, and if we should have a fire in here, those people would probably not be able to get out,” one resident said.

Crews worked all day and night to restore power to residents around the valley.

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Click here to see a map of the outages.

 

 


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