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Blown transformer led to North Tahoe power outage Saturday

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A few thousand North Tahoe homes and businesses were without power for several hours Saturday night due to a failed transformer, an official said.

Electricity went out in different neighborhoods in Incline Village and Crystal Bay at about 7:45 p.m. Saturday, and 3,632 customers lost power, NV Energy Spokesman Karl Walquist said Monday morning.

An overhead transformer attached to a power line pole at the 800 block of Lakeshore Boulevard failed, Walquist said.

Power was restored to all but three customers by 11:50 p.m.; those three — located near where the transformer blew — got electricity back by 7:45 a.m. Sunday, Walquist said.

As of Monday afternoon, NV Energy crews had not determined what caused the transformer to blow.