Wreck knocks out power to Ranchos neighborhood
January 16, 2018
A vehicle collision in the Gardnerville Ranchos knocked power out to about 120 homes on Monday morning.
Douglas County deputies and East Fork firefighters responded to the wreck at the intersection of Tillman Lane and Zinfandel Drive at around 8:30 a.m.
No one was reported injured in the collision, but one of the vehicles involved struck a power box on the corner.
Power was shut off while NV Energy personnel repaired the box. Homes affected included those on nearby Alicia Circle.
According to the power company, electricity was restored by noon.
The collision also damaged boxes belonging to Charter Cable and Frontier Communications.
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