A dump truck driver inadvertently left his box elevated, which got into cable lines and into an NV Energy single-circuit distribution line.
A View of the Damage
A view of the damaged power poles, equipment and power lines from the other direction.
NV Energy Response
NV Energy crews immediately responded, as more than 2,400 customers were without power.
NV Energy to the Rescue
Crews worked through the day and through the following night to get everyone back in service.
Leaving Las Vegas
With an inadvertently elevated box, a fast-moving dump truck snagged cable lines that ended up shorting out a major distribution line and damaging 14 utility poles and NV Energy equipment.