NV Energy now reports only 853 customers without power. There are 754 customers without power in zip code 89503, mainly in the Keystone Avenue and Idlewild Drive area. Power is expected to be restored there between 11:30 p.m. and 12:15 a.m. 8:20 P.M. UPDATE: NV Energy’s electricity outage grew to 21,000 Thursday evening before dropping down to about 4,000 by 8:20 p.m. The outages were at multiple locations.
The single biggest outage Thursday evening was in zip code 89503 in the west Reno area, where about 8,152 customers were without power. ADVERTISEMENT NV Energy spokesman Calder Chism said that was caused by a breaker failure inside a substation on Booth Street. Other outages had other causes, A North Valleys outage, for instance, was caused by a vehicle hitting a power pole. Crews are switching power delivery through other circuits until repairs can be made, restoring power to everyone. “That’s going to be done in the next hour or so,
” Chism said. ADVERTISEMENT Chism was not immediately able to say when the area last had an outage with this many customers. 7:05 P.M. UPDATE: NV Energy reports the number of customers without power has surged to 21,214. Most outages are in the northwest Reno area. Zip code 89509 has eight outages affecting 8,152 customers. Most customers there are not expected to have their power restored until 8 p.m.
The cause of the outage is under investigation. ADVERTISEMENT Zip code 89503 has seven outages affecting 5,649 customers. Most customers there are expected to have their power restored by 8 p.m. The cause of the outage is under investigation. Zip code 89502 has 2,140 customers without power. Most customers there are expected to have power restored by 8 p.m. The cause of the outage is under investigation. Most power in the Longley Lane area has been restored NV Energy said. Customers near Stead remain without power.
ORIGINAL STORY: NV Energy reports 6,617 customers are without power in Washoe County. ADVERTISEMENT About 3,904 customers in zip code 89511 lost power at 5:26 p.m. Th power is out roughly in the areas of Longley Lane and McCarran Boulevard and Longley Lane and South Virginia Street. The cause of the outage is being investigated. Power is expected to be restored by 7 p.m. Traffic lights are reported out in this outage. Another 1,266 customers in zip code 89506 and 1,441 customers in zip code 89508 in the Stead area lost power at 4:59 p.m. Power is expected to be restored by 6:30 p.m. The cause of this outage is also under investigation. Copyright 2021 KOLO. All rights reserved.