Burning Man Truck Causes Brief Nixon Power Outage

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - About two dozen NV Energy customers in the town of Nixon were without power for about two hours after a flatbed semi-truck carrying a Burning Man art car clipped an overhead power line.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Chuck Allen told the Reno-Gazette Journal the truck was southbound on State Route 447 about 15 miles north of U.S. Interstate 80 when it knocked the power line down about 2 p.m. on Monday.

He says no other vehicles were involved and no injuries were reported.

NV Energy crews repaired the damage and all power was restored by 4:30 p.m.

More than 61,000 people attended the annual counter-culture festival in the Black Rock Desert about 100 miles north of Reno.

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