downed power line near housesBullhead City, AZ – A commercial semi-truck carrying a manufactured home tore down a power line and electric pole causing an outage at 8:25 am Thursday morning, April 7, for 113 Mohave Electric Cooperative members.

The outage was isolated to the Golden Shores area. Line crews cleared debris, followed switching procedures to restore power to all members at 12:50 pm. Pole replacement will be done at a future date.

"Outage restoration is very important to Mohave Electric Cooperative, and we make every effort to restore power quickly and safely as possible. It is important to also treat all down lines as if they are energized and stay away from them," stated Jerry Hardy, manager of engineering and operations.

Please call our toll-free line at 1-844-632-2667, text “outage” to 55050 from a number linked to your MEC account, or use our SmartHub application on your mobile device or desktop if you are experiencing an outage.

Founded in 1946, Mohave Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit utility providing reliable, cost-effective power to 36,700 members, 43,500 meters, with more than 1,555 miles of line spanning areas from Bullhead City to Topock on the west, Hualapai to Burro Creek to the south, and Nelson to the east. MEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.