UPDATE: Northbound Boulder Highway closed at Russell Road as NV Energy repairs 17 power poles


(Hector Mejia / 8NewsNow)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — NV Energy said 17 power poles in the area of Boulder Highway and Russell Road went down during the monsoon storm, and 1,700 customers lost power. The company said power was restored to most customers by 11 p.m.

Work is expected to continue until midnight to repair and replace the poles and the lines that went down.

There are 11 customers without electricity as the repairs continue, NV Energy said.

Northbound lanes of Boulder Highway remain closed at Russell Road after Thursday night’s storms.

Traffic is being routed off to Russell Road at the intersection.

Southbound lanes remain open.

An emergency shelter that had been opened by the American Red Cross at the Parkdale Recreation Center fielded questions from people in the area, but only had to provide shelter for three people who were without power. The shelter has since been closed, according to a Red Cross statement.

Reports from the scene on Thursday night showed downed trees along the road. RTC of Southern Nevada tweeted Thursday night that the lanes were being closed for emergency power pole repairs.

Motorists who need to get through the area are advised to exit west onto Russell Road and get over to I-515. From there, head up to Tropicana Avenue and then exit eastbound and head back to Russell Road.

Some lanes on northbound I-515 were also closed following the storms. Those lanes were expected to reopen Friday morning.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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