LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – NV Energy says most Mt. Charleston customers have been restored to full power.
The electric service says customers who are still experiencing outages can report it. As of 3 p.m., there are no outages reported in the area.
The power restored comes after Monday’s avalanche where initial reports came in of several people missing. Las Vegas police confirmed everyone has been located and is safe.
Tuesday morning, NV Energy reported over 400 residents were without power. Officials say power was restored around 1:15 p.m.
A winter storm warning is in effect until 10 p.m.
“There continues to be avalanche danger in the area,” officials say.
As of midnight, NV Energy says Lee Canyon received 18 inches of snow, Rainbow Canyon had 24, and Kyle Canyon had 16 inches and Lovell Summit had 12 inches.
As snowfall continues, officials want residents to follow their outage preparation tips and to charge devices during this moment.
“NV Energy crews have been patrolling the area all morning and will continue to do so as conditions allow them to access areas safely,” the service said. “So far, teams have not found lines or structures down in the area. They have found snow accumulated on wires and have been addressing those issues.”
NV Energy says a generator is staged at the Retreat at Charleston Peak in case of another outage. Crews are on site and are working until the evening depending on weather conditions.
“We may have to make the difficult decision to shelter our employees until it is safe to resume work,” NV Energy said. “We encourage residents to consider the same contingency plan.”
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