Hundreds were without power in east Las Vegas

Joyce Lupiani

Hundreds were without power in east Las Vegas

CREATED Jul. 1, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The excessive heat has already been blamed for one death in the Las Vegas Valley and dozens have been taken to the hospital over the past few days.

It is especially tough right now for 291 customers who were without electricity near South Sandhill Road and East Twain Avenue.

They were without power since about 9:30 p.m. Sunday night after a car hit a power pole in the area.

NV Energy worked on the issue and had it resolved by 2:15 p.m. Monday.

Numerous calls were received over the weekend because of the heat to 911. More than a couple dozen people were transported to a local hospital.

Ages of the victims ranged from four months to 71 years of age.

The excessive heat warning will continue through Thursday and it is a good idea for residents to stay at a place with air conditioning.