Local Power Outages
The Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) said a power outage occurred after a vehicle struck a utility pole, caught fire and burst into flames in Mohave Valley Wednesday. The incident reported at 2:30 p.m. at the northwest corner of highway 95 and Boundary Cone Road also sparked a small brush fire.
``MEC performed circuit switching to isolate the section of line in the incident area,” said Public Affairs and Communications Coordinator Terry Puryear. ``Shortly after 4:00 p.m., a brief outage affected approximately 450 members.”
86 customers were without service until 10:00 p.m. because of the need to replace the power pole. Puryear said two other minor outages were reported about 5:00 p.m.
About 40 customers near Marina Boulevard endured a one hour long service interruption caused by birds. Camino Cove customers were without power until 9:14 p.m. when crews replaced a transformer.