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July 14, 2014
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Hawk is the cause of power outage

NV Energy said on Monday the cause of a power outage early Sunday morning for about an hour was due to a hawk.

Spokesperson Faye Anderson said a hawk flew into the Lahontan Substation and grounded itself. She said when the hawk then touched a live wire with part of its body, then the outage occurred because of a fried wire.

Although a handful of people in the valley reported longer outages, Anderson said she is unaware of those specific situations.

NV Energy also confirmed the causes two more power outages on Sunday.

There were two additional power outages in the Fallon area that were much smaller than the morning outage … just single lateral power lines.

From 4:52 p.m. to 5:29 p.m. 283 customers in the Scheckler and Allen Road area were without power due to a blown fuse.

From 5:06 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. 174 customers were without power in the Canary Circle area due to a blown fuse.


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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jul 15, 2014 03:46PM Published Jul 14, 2014 01:23PM Copyright 2014 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.