Trash Truck Takes Down Power Line & Pole Causing Outage

Downed power poleBullhead City, AZ – On Friday, July 28, at 9:44 a.m. a trash truck hit a power line, tearing down one power pole. This outage affected 128 Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) members and occurred in the Topock area along Kofa Lane.

MEC crews responded, isolated the damaged pole and line to make repairs and restore power to 121 members at 11:31 a.m. The remaining members were restored at 5:14 p.m. after the one damaged pole was replaced.

Outage restoration is important to Mohave Electric Cooperative. Please remember, there are many ways to report an outage. You can call our toll free line at (844) 632-2667, text “outage” to 55050 from a number linked to your MEC account or use our SmartHub® application on your mobile device to report the outage. You can also track outages on our website.

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 1,570 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.