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Storm With High Winds Downs Power Lines In Southern Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are cleaning up downed power lines strewn across a southern Nevada road after a thunderstorm brought high winds to the area Thursday night.

 

The Nevada Department of Transportation said Friday morning that Boulder Highway was closed in both directions between Russell and Sunset Roads because of several downed power lines.

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Video of the highway provided by KLAS-TV showed at least 10 utility poles on the ground blocking the road Friday.

 

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas reported winds of 45 to 60 miles per hour were reported across the Las Vegas valley Thursday night.

 

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Utility company NV Energy reported about 450 people were without power in the area because of the downed power lines.