Power was restored to 20 residences Thursday morning, a day after a windstorm toppled three power poles and left Carson City Hospital running on a generator until 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The poles were all replaced by 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. At that point, power was restored to every customers except the final 20. Those residents, who live near Carson Middle School, had power restored by 7 a.m., NV Energy spokesman Calder Chism said.
“It went pretty smooth,” he said. “Crews spent the night out there in the dark and the wind” to get the new power poles up.
Nearly 4,300 customers had power knocked out for at least part of Wednesday.
Gusts nearing 50 mph broke two power poles in north Carson City by the Holiday Inn Express and hospital complex about 3 p.m. The breaks cut power to 2,300 customers, including the hospital, Chism said.
About the same time as the report in north Carson City, another broken power pole caused a small grass fire and knocked out power for nearly 2,000 residents near Carson Middle School. Residents on Musser Street and Richmond Avenue, near the Governor’s Mansion and surrounding area, were affected, Chism said.