Tree trimming results in Thursday night Minden power outage

Forty homes between County Road and Fifth Street in Minden lost their power on Thursday evening as a result of a tree trimming accident, according to public relations officer of Sierra Pacific Power Karl Walquist.

"It occurred around 5 p.m. because of errant tree trimming where a limb fell on a power line," said Walquist. "Crews where notified and repaired the wire and restored power to the homes by 9 p.m."

Walquist said he didn't know who was performing the tree trimming, but that it wasn't anyone with Sierra Pacific.


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