Heavy storms returned to the Las Vegas Valley as high winds knocked down trees and power lines in Henderson Friday night.
Several power lines fell on Sunset Road near Arroyo Grande Boulevard, shutting down the road. Some homes suffered roof damage, trees fell onto cars and blocked streets. Flights both arriving and departing Las Vegas saw major delays and more than 1,000 NV Energy customers were without power Friday night. Streets flooded, slowing and diverting traffic near St. Rose Parkway and Eastern and in other areas throughout the valley.
Temperatures are expected to trend a few degrees above normal through the weekend.
On Thursday, severe thunderstorms, high winds and rain knocked out power and downed power lines in east Las Vegas. NV Energy told FOX5 Friday morning that the estimated time for restoration for those who lost power near Boulder Highway is between 7:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. The utility company said more than 30 power poles were knocked down. Several other poles were knocked down across the Valley after the storm and crews were working to replace and repair the damage.
More than 13,000 customers remained without power Friday morning, according to NV Energy's website. At 10:30 a.m., about 600 customers were without power and by 3:30 p.m. about 450 customers remained without power. Outages in the southwest Valley were expected to be restored by 11:30 a.m., outages in the eastside were expected to be stored by 10:15 p.m. and in the area of Warm Springs Road and Valle Verde power was expected to restored by 3:15 p.m.
On Saturday morning, NV Energy reported 365 customers in total were without power in the valley. 230 people near East Sunset Road and North Green Valley Parkway were without power because of wind damage done to NV Energy's equipment during the storm. Power was restored just after 1 p.m. Saturday.
Several power lines near North Arroyo Grande Boulevard and West Sunset Road were also knocked down due to high wind speeds, leaving 82 people without power, according to NV Energy. Crews worked to replace the six power poles that were damaged from the storm.
NV Energy said power would be restored to all affected area by Sunday morning. Customers were notified that crews were working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power and replace damaged power poles.
The City of Henderson opened a temporary emergency shelter for residents without power at Heritage Park Senior Facility on 300 S. Racetrack Rd. Officials said pets are not allowed and should be placed with friends or family. For additional information, call 702-267-2950. The shelter was closed just after 3 p.m.
According to Tony Illia, spokesperson for the Nevada Department of Transportation, NV Energy has one key pole that needs to be repaired with a line that crosses Boulder Highway, once the repair is complete southbound lanes of Boulder Highway will reopen between Russell Road and Sunset Road for all traffic. Crews were hoping to complete the work by noon but it remained closed as of 3 p.m.
It was not immediately known when the long-term repair would be completed.
Next week, temperatures soar as an Excessive Heat Warning has been issued on the area from Tuesday morning until Thursday evening.
The UV index for Las Vegas Friday is high.
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