Published by The Bee News

June 7, 2023

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BULLHEAD CITY, AZ – On Wednesday, June 7, at 4:17 a.m. a semi-truck crashed into an electric pole causing an outage affecting six Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) members, four of which were businesses. This outage occurred in the Eastern service area along I-40 and mile marker 59, near DW Ranch Road in Kingman.

MEC crews responded and used circuit switching equipment to restore power at 12:15 p.m., while the line crew worked on the repairs. “Switching is rerouting power to restore electricity to members as quickly and safely as possible. Our crews respond to outages no matter the cause, but a preventable outage, such as a vehicle incident, is an avoidable outage that sometimes impacts our business members as well,” said Jerry Hardy, MEC Manager of Engineering and Operations.

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:


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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