Storm causes power outages, diverts flights in Las Vegas
  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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Storm causes power outages, diverts flights in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS >> A thunderstorm that has moved through Las Vegas caused power outages, diverted flights and prompted one rescue.

The large storm left more than 40,000 NV Energy customers without power Monday night. Over 500 of them remained without power this morning.

McCarran International Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews says more than 30 flights were diverted and departing flights were delayed.

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas says most of the area saw winds of 40 to 45 mph, but a gust of 68 mph was recorded at the airport.

The Clark County Fire Department says emergency personnel rescued a person trapped in a rain-swollen flood control channel. The department says the person wasn’t injured.

The Weather Service says slightly cooler temperatures are in the forecast for the rest of the week.

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