LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Roughly 30,000 customers remained without power Sunday afternoon, mostly in Washoe County, after a winter storm struck portions of Northern Nevada on New Year’s Eve, the state’s electric utility said.
NV Energy showed slightly more than 20,000 customers without power in Washoe and about 10,000 more in the Carson City area (4,500) and Douglas County (6,100) at about 4 p.m.
Late Saturday, a winter storm hammered parts of the north, cutting power to some 53,000 customers, the utility said. Conditions also closed parts of Interstate 80, U.S. 50 and U.S. 89.
In a statement on Twitter, NV Energy said its crews worked through the night and would continue around the clock making repairs to storm-damaged equipment.
“We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patient,” the utility said on Twitter.