10,000 without power in storm at Lake Tahoe

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Lake Tahoe snowstorm

A snowstorm is snarling traffic and forcing flight delays and cancellations in the Reno-Lake Tahoe area. (KGO Photo)

A winter storm in the Sierra Nevada has left more than 10,000 homes and businesses without power around Lake Tahoe.

NV Energy spokesman Karl Walquist says crews are working to repair power lines that were downed overnight by high winds and tree limbs snapping under the weight of heavy snow.

The biggest outage at midday Wednesday was affecting about 10,000 customers at South Lake Tahoe and the Meyers area.

Walquist says numerous smaller outages are reported around the lake, from Stateline, Nev., to Tahoma on the west shore and near Tahoe City in the north. He says power was restored earlier Wednesday to 3,300 customers on the north shore between Tahoe City and Kings Beach.

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