LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — NV Energy fully restored power for all Mt. Charleston residents late Wednesday. The remaining areas of Old Town and Echo in Kyle Canyon now have power. On Wednesday, utility workers restored power to residents in the Rainbow area of Kyle Canyon.
“In the coming days, crews will remain in the area, making sure that power continues to flow and that our infrastructure is secure and running as intended. We will continue work to remove vegetation, trees, and branches that pose a threat to our lines or other equipment,” NV Energy said in a news release Thursday.
The mountain was pummeled with nearly 10 inches of rain over the weekend as the remnants of Tropical Storm Hilary moved through the state. The rain caused flooding and damage on Mt. Charleston.
As of Thursday afternoon, State Route 157 in Kyle Canyon remained closed to the traveling public, in addition to State Route 156 in Lee Canyon and State Route 158 (Deer Creek Road).
Access was limited to essential personnel and residents who live on the mountain.
Residents are being advised to limit travel for necessary reasons such as food, water, fuel, and supplies, to keep the roads clear as much as possible for roadwork and repair operations.
They also are being advised to drive slowly and cautiously on all roads on the mountain due to damage, road barricades that restrict some areas to one lane, and movement of personnel and heavy equipment.
Clark County continues to post regular updates on its social media sites @ClarkCountyNV.gov and the storm information page on its website
NV Energy advises Mt. Charleston residents to keep safety in mind because there is a chance of more rain this week and the already saturated soil and damaged areas will be prone to flash flooding.
If any Mt. Charleston resident is still without power, you’re advised to call (702) 402-5555.