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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
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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.