Vehicle versus pole leaves 128 members without power
BULLHEAD CITY – Agricultural equipment collided with a pole located on Reservation Rd. this morning, resulting in 128 Mohave Electric Cooperative Members to be without power for close to four hours.
Power went out at 8:59 a.m. and was restored at 12:55 p.m. and the outage required a full pole exchange.
“Some power outages are out of our control due to mother nature,” said Bo Hellams, Supervisor of Public Affairs at MEC. “This outage is unique because it was completely avoidable and caused by an accidental human error.” Crew members worked hard and fast to deenergize the lines, take down the damaged pole, rig a new pole, place a new pole, reattach the lines, and reenergize the system. A complicated job requiring complete concentration.
MEC encourages members to report outages. Call the toll-free number (844) 632-2667. The automated outage-reporting system makes reporting easy and improves response and restoration time. To take advantage of the benefits of this system, be sure MEC has a current phone number. Members can also text in an outage, by texting “outage” to 55050 from a phone number that is linked to their account. Outage restoration is very important to Mohave Electric Cooperative and every effort is made to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.