January 1, 2023 Yerington NV Widespread electric outages caused by heavy snow, rain and ice were reported across Northern Nevada beginning early on New Year’s Eve, 12/31/2022 . These outages included areas throughout Lyon County.
As of 6pm today, Sunday January 1st, many areas are still without electricity. At 4pm today some local customers of NV Energy in Mason and Smith Valleys received the following text message alert from NV Energy: “Alert: A winter storm has caused multiple outages throughout the Tahoe, Reno, Carson, and Minden/Gardnerville areas. Our crews will work around the clock to restore power safely and as quickly as possible, but some customers could be out of power until Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Please note that due to the number of outages, the estimated times of restoration (ETRs) on the outage map may not be accurate. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.”
Lyon County opened a warming shelter due to ongoing power outages. It is located at the Dayton Senior Center located at 320 Old Dayton Valley Road. Lyon County residents needing assistance with supportive medical devices due to power outage may go to the warming shelter which will stay open until NV Energy restores power to the area.
PLEASE check on your neighbors who may not have electricity. Many people do NOT have alternatives such as generators, propane, natural gas or wood stoves.
Areas in Mason Valley and Smith Valley that still don’t have electricity include Bridge Street in Mason, Spence Lane, McCormick, St. Andrews, Tucker, and others.