Construction crew knocked out power in west Carson City | NevadaAppeal.com

Construction crew knocked out power in west Carson City

F.T. Norton

More than 2,000 homes on the west side of Carson City were without power for three hours last night and into this morning after a roofing firm knocked down a power pole on Curry Street last night.

Karl Walquist, spokesman for Sierra Pacific Power, said a forklift snagged a telephone line between Spear and Telegraph streets which then snapped a power pole causing the power line to break.

Walquist said all but 40 customers had their power restored by 2 a.m. this morning, 35 more had their power restored by 6 a.m. and the five remaining homes were expected to have power back up by 11 a.m.

The outage also affected traffic lights from William to Musser streets on Carson Street.