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1/25/2013 6:00:00 AM
Planned power outage Monday

KINGMAN - A planned power outage that will last roughly three hours will occur starting at about 1 a.m. Monday, according to the Mohave Electric Cooperative.

The areas affected are Hualapai Mountain, Valle Vista, Hackberry, Truxton and Cedar Hills, according to the cooperative.

Workers with transmission provider Western Area Power Administration need to cut power to these areas in order to perform improvements to a transmission line, part of an overall effort to enhance infrastructure, said cooperative spokeswoman Lori Fonzi.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013
Article comment by: MR FREEZE

Forget about breathing machines, I could not survive an hour in sub-freezing temperatures, just can't handle the cold. Also forget about going to a local motel, just hung up phone with them, total cost for 1 night by a local is near $500.00. Out of state people can get a room for $50 but locals must pay ten times that! Now if I can get 50 other locals, & we rent just the one room, well that's just 10 bucks a piece, any takers? All we need is love, and a video camera & we may come out of this ahead. I fear trickle down theory tho, as grid after grid fails. Wouldn't that be something? Actually dark at night! Only lights would be those of criminals stealing, and bright flashes as die hards shoot trespassers.

Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013
Article comment by: Just Wondering

I hear complaints but what could happen if they don't make upgrades to the lines? Is there the possibility of an unplanned power outage that could last several hours? Then what would you people do?

Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013
Article comment by: Where will they go?

Exactly where are these people that NEED electricity to live supposed to go 'plug in' these medical devices at 1:00am? A casino? I don't think the River Palms would be too thrilled. A motel? Maybe they don't have the money for a room, is the electric company going to foot the bill? I don't think so. About the only place I can think for them to go without spending money is the ER. Wonder if THEY will allow these people to 'plug in' there?

Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013
Article comment by: N A

@ justanobody sr
Is that all you can do? nag nag nag.
Where is my government to help.


Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013
Article comment by: I BEEN EVERYWHERE MAN

I'm sure the people complaining about breathing machines can make it work.... The people of hurricane Sandy are making due and are complaining alot less i'm sure. suck it up people. IT happens.....


Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013
Article comment by: KO TAY

They gave notice power would be out. What do you do when power goes out unexpectedly? Buy a generator, or visit a friend, spend a night in Laughlin. They gave you notice pay attention and make other plans

Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013
Article comment by: Patriot WES

Mohave Electric is trying to improve service with a new line. It is a co-op and they have the cheapest electricity around. For anybody to complain about improved service is absurd. Either go somewhere for the evening or borow a generator to run your medical device.
Thanks to Mohave Electric for holding down the rates and the good service.


Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013
Article comment by: Darlene Jensen

on the upside
Why is everybody so sarcastic? Jeeez!! We could have been given no headsup and started our day a couple hours late!!! I think that's as good a time choice as ever. Those of you with special needs....seriously? I'm sure you'll figure something out.


Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013
Article comment by: Desert Angel

Wouldn't it be better to start at around midnight so people who need to get up for work at 5 could do so without being in the dark?
Agreed, there should be some help for those who need electricity for medical equipment etc. Do they offer small generators for rent? Not much notice given either. Way to go, up the bills and lower the use we get.


Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013
Article comment by: MR FREEZE

1 AM on Monday the temperature in Kingman will be right around Freezing. At those higher elevations the temperature will be even lower. What IDGYET thought that 1am on one of the coldest nights would be a great time to do this?
I agree with SR & Trained O, & will go 1 more step, this could turn out to be murder! Those that get their mail from PO Boxes may have no notification in time.
And company workers from the Co-Opt are used to working in warm Arizona, wanna bet some of them end up in hospital? 3 Hours at that low of a temperature, no way, try 13 hours, if events snowball, this fiasco could end up in National News.
Homeowners will go where at 1 AM in our area?


Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013
Article comment by: V Stokes

To Nobody and TO....

So...what would you do in a storm if the power goes out for a day? Just lay there and die? No gennie or battery back-up?

Am I wrong or haven't I seen comments from you both about less Government and anti-nanny laws. But you want a power company to coddle you?

Jeez....

Look down....do you see 2 feet? Do you have no friends? Do you not have a car? Do your friends not have a car?



Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013
Article comment by: justanobody sr

A member of our house hold requires a breathing assistance machine, so I called Mohave co op to ask what options I have, was told " you need to go somewhere electricity is available"

I thought it was available here? were not living in Iraq, or some 3rd world country, that is the best they can offer?
yet there rates are the same as others who provide better services. guess its time to contact my state representatives for help.


Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013
Article comment by: Trained Observer

Nice to get such a long notice for this. Of course if you need any medical devices during this time period Mohave Electric Cooperative's answer is for you to go to "somewhere where there is electricity". Sorry but my iron lung will not fit in the trunk of a car. Second rate customer service to say the least.



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