Temporary Power Outage Throughout Parts of Reno and Sparks

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Updated: 12/24/2013 8:52 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) – A major temporary power outage impacted a major portion of Reno and Sparks, it has since been restored but at around 7:15 tonight, December 24th, News 4 started hearing reports of the main transformer being out.

According to viewers who called the News 4 station they saw two huge flashes along the horizon that lit up the sky and then the power went out from South Reno up to the Grand Sierra Resort.

We will continue to follow this developing story and bring you the latest information as it becomes available.

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Kramer - 12/26/2013 8:25 AM
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Possibly more power demand on hot summer days, yet few outages. In areas like Portola (when it was Sierra Pacific power) it was like Reno's "fuse box". Blackout, then temp generator would kick in during storms. Take a drive up 395 or to Verdi, then come back and see all the smog over Truckee Meadows. That's what TDunbar meant by "specious"-it's obvious.

TDunbar - 12/25/2013 12:27 PM
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@CTinreno You call that, "thinking?" Sounds a whole lot like baseless assuming to me. You really think sooo many people rely on wood/pellet heating, that suddenly on one not-so-cold night, their influx caused an overload? It's been much colder on previous red code nights, and yet there were no issues with overloading. It's likely something completely mundane rather than your specious theory. For all you know, a squirrel took out the power, and it wouldn't be the first time that has happened here in Reno.

CTinreno - 12/25/2013 10:41 AM
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So let me think .... inversion layer (marginal) so code red, no wood or even clean pellet heating on a night when everyone stays home, more people turn up power, result - bang overload!!! Can the so called authorities who make these decisions not look further than the end of their noses?

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