TRASH TRUCK TAKES DOWN THREE POWER POLES AND CAUSES OUTAGE

Published by The Bee News

June 16, 2023

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BULLHEAD CITY, AZ – On Friday, June 16, at 7:19 a.m. a trash truck’s hydraulic loader came into contact with the power lines, tearing down an additional three power poles too. This outage affected 22 Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) members and occurred in Fort Mohave area along East Camino Hierro.

MEC crews responded, isolated the damaged poles and lines to replace a fuse restoring power to 11 members at 8:32 a.m. The remaining members were restored at 1:55 p.m. once the three damaged poles were replaced.

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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