I-40 CRASH CAUSES VALLE VISTA OUTAGE

Published by The Bee News

August 10, 2023

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BULLHEAD CITY, AZ – A collision between a tractor trailer truck and a primary distribution pole disrupted service for a portion of the Eastern Service area early Thursday morning.

The crash occurred near mile marker 65 on I-40, just east of Kingman, at 12:33am on August 10. The heavy impact caused the pole to break. As a result, 1,113 MEC members in the Valle Vista community experienced an outage.

MEC crews responded, replaced the broken pole, and made necessary repairs.  Power was restored to all affected by 6:37 am.

Outage restoration is important to Mohave Electric Cooperative. 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. 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 1,570 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.

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