6:25 p.m. update: Almost as quick as it happened, a major power outage was resolved. An NV Energy spokeswoman said some ground wires got crossed and once crews found the problem the nearly 8,500 customers were quickly restored. Only 7 customers were without power as of 6:25 p.m.
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- Nearly 8,500 NV Energy customers lost power shortly before 6 p.m. today on the east side of the Las Vegas Valley.
NV Energy said the cause of the outage was being investigated. The customers were primarily in the 89121 ZIP code near Flamingo and Mountain Vista.
There were 9 separate outages in the valley as of 6:10 p.m., affecting just over 9,000 customers.