Thousands are without power after dozens of power poles fell along Boulder Highway last night. The downed poles, a result of the one of the storms that rolled through the Las Vegas valley last night, have caused Boulder Highway to be closed. It is estimated that the road will be closed all day today (July 20th) so please avoid the area.
UPDATE #1: Southbound lanes of Boulder Hwy could open at noon today.
UPDATE #2: Southbound lanes remain close as of noon today (Friday). Northbound lanes may be closed for up to 3 days.
@NVEnergy says around 30 power poles split in half last night, when storm rolled through at Boulder Hwy & Galleria. Hundreds still without power, should have restored in a few hours. Construction manager says he’s never seen anything like this. More at 5 & 6. @8NewsNow #8NN pic.twitter.com/dh89JPzOp6— Sasha Loftis (@SashaLoftis) July 20, 2018
Noon opening of the southbound lanes on Boulder Hwy was optimistic, but unfortunately it did not happen. Crews continue working to clear the storm damage, restore power, and reopen the lanes to traffic. Northbound lanes to be closed up to 3 days. #8NN— Cristen Drummond (@cristendrummond) July 20, 2018
@HendersonPD anticipating southbound lane of Boulder Hwy to reopen at noon to traffic. It will handle travel in both directions. Northbound lane may not reopen for up to 3 days, worst case scenario. #8NN pic.twitter.com/tqDYm9XtuZ— Cristen Drummond (@cristendrummond) July 20, 2018
UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!! Looks like 20 or more power poles down along Northbound Boulder Hwy north of Sunset. Looks like a series of Dominos that fell.... Forget about Boulder Hwy pic.twitter.com/ltNx9pqPQN— Ken Smith (@KenSmithTV) July 20, 2018
Incredible sight here, with dozens of power poles snapped off at the base. @NVEnergy on scene with a big job ahead. Boulder Hwy S of Russell will be closed for a while.@News3LV pic.twitter.com/gUtNTy1oBi— Tom Hawley (@TomNews3LV) July 20, 2018
Power lines have come down on Boulder Hwy and the road is closed bet Russell Rd and Sunset Rd. Motorists are asked to avoid the area. About 18,000 Henderson homes are without power.— City of Henderson (@cityofhenderson) July 20, 2018
Clean up work continues after 30 poles went down in last nights storm along Boulder Hwy between Sunset and Russell Road. Work right now centered between Sunset and Galleria Drive pic.twitter.com/CbZ6STuefF— Ken Smith (@KenSmithTV) July 20, 2018
Boulder Highway Express bus route detour for today due to the closure along Boulder Hwy between Sunset and Russell. pic.twitter.com/CYS1JTLOO4— Ken Smith (@KenSmithTV) July 20, 2018