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Update: Wind likely culprit in major power outage

A dust cloud blows through Minden and Gardnerville on Sunday morning as the wind picks up. Kurt Hildebrand photo

Power has been restored to all but one home in the Gardnerville Ranchos as of 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

A power outage affected 2,272 Douglas County NV Energy customers, mostly in Gardnerville and the Gardnerville Ranchos.

The outage was first reported at 1:12 p.m. and NV Energy’s web site is estimating power will be restored to most customers by 3:30 p.m.

Damage to equipment is being listed as the cause as a blustery storm arrives in Carson Valley.

The outage spread to Charter Spectrum customers, who lost Internet at about 1:30 p.m.

Minden-Tahoe Airport experienced a 44 mph gust around noon on Sunday. Winds have been blowing out of the south at 20-30 mph with gusts in the 40s.

A wind advisory is in effect in the Valley through 8 p.m. tonight.