MEC Crews Respond to Weekend Outages

Published by The Bee News

March 8, 2022

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Bullhead City, AZ – Over the weekend MEC crews responded to an outage caused when a vehicle struck MEC equipment at 1:34 am Monday morning. The outage affected 516 members in the Arroya Vista area of Bullhead City.  Power was restored at 3:37 am. “Our crews respond to outages no matter the cause, but a preventable outage, such as a vehicle incident, is an outage sometimes impacting hundreds of members that was avoidable,” said Jerry Hardy, MEC Manager of Engineering and Operations.

Earlier, at 10:38 pm Sunday evening, an outage affecting 653 members was caused when an electrical short occurred in the underground system and a circuit protection device operated in the substation. The outage area was Hwy 95 at Silver Creek Road, east to Bullhead Parkway. MEC crews responded and restored power at 1:24 am Monday morning.

Please 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 or desktop if you are experiencing an outage.

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. MEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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