VEHICLE COLLISION WITH POWER POLE CAUSES OUTAGE

Published by The Bee News

May 12, 2023

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BULLHEAD CITY, AZ – On Friday, May 12 at 12:33 p.m. a vehicle crashed into a power pole off the 95 Highway and Merrill Avenue in the Bullhead City area causing an outage for 664 Mohave Electric members. MEC crews responded and are onsite, with assistance from Bullhead City emergency personnel to control the scene and make repairs. Estimated time of restoral is unknown at this time.

Additionally, on Thursday, May 11, at 1:41 p.m. a transmission power supplier to Mohave Electric experienced a four-minute outage when their electric breaker opened. The outage affected 3,925 Mohave Electric Cooperative members in Topock and Mohave Valley areas. Once the power supplier closed their breaker, power was restored to all members at 1:45 p.m.  The cause of the breaker operation is under investigation by the power supplier.

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. 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.

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