Thursday morning outage may be first with blustery weather in forecast

An NV Energy electrician works on a pole on Second Street in Minden.

An NV Energy electrician works on a pole on Second Street in Minden.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.


Power was restored to parts of Minden and Gardnerville at around 8:45 a.m. after an outage affected around 174 customers.

An NV Energy electrician was working on the line at second street and County Road around 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

The outage caused brownouts in surrounding areas. No cause was indicated.

While power wasn’t affected at the Douglas County Judicial & Law Enforcement Center, the computers were down, prompting a delay in East Fork Justice Court proceedings.

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With breezy conditions forecast for today and Friday, more outages are likely to occur.

National Weather Service forecasters issued a lake wind advisory for 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and a wind advisory 2-9 p.m. Friday.

The winds herald a cold front due to arrive tonight bringing temperatures down to 64 degrees on Saturday for the final days before the arrival of summer on June 21.

Forecasters expect today to be windier than Friday since the front should arrive over night instead of during the day when heating contributes to the wind speeds.


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