HIGH WINDS CAUSE POWER LINE DAMAGE

Published by The Bee News

November 16, 2022

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BULLHEAD CITY, AZ – On Wednesday, November 16 at 6:04am, 2,462 Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) members in Bullhead City, near Silver Creek, lost power for approximately forty minutes.

High winds continue to be a nuisance to MEC’s service area. This time, the wind blew an energized piece of equipment into another piece of equipment causing damage to the electric line. Crews deenergized the circuit to make repairs to the line and equipment, restoring power to all members at 6:54am.

Outage restoration is important to Mohave Electric Cooperative and every effort is made to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. Please remember, there are many ways to report an outage. You can call our toll-free line at 1-844-632-2667, text “outage” to 55050 from a number linked to your MEC account or use our SmartHub® application on your mobile device to report the outage. With proper notification setup through SmartHub®, updates will come to you. You can also track outages on our website at: https://www.mohaveelectric.com/outage-center/

Founded in 1946, Mohave Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit utility providing reliable, cost-effective power to 36,700 members, 43,500 meters, with more than 1,555 miles of line spanning areas from Bullhead City to Topock on the west, Hualapai to Burro Creek to the south, and Nelson to the east. Mohave Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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