Carson City outage affects 2,780

A power outage that affected 2,780 Carson City residents today was caused by a tree limb falling onto power lines on Highway 50 amid strong wind gusts in the area, said Karl Walquist, an NV Energy spokesman.

The outage started at 1:35 p.m. and power was restored at about 2 p.m.

Another outage affecting 2,250 Gardnerville residents was resolved around 1:20 p.m. after a tree fell into power lines.

Walquist said about 100 customers are still without power, but should have it back by this evening.

Power outages plagued the Reno-Tahoe area on Friday, as well.

"As far as I know all of the outages have been wind related," Walquist said.


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