- Associated Press - Sunday, August 12, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Around 12,000 customers in the Las Vegas area still are without electricity in the aftermath of a powerful storm.

National Weather Service meteorologists say winds in excess of 60 mph buffeted parts of the Las Vegas Valley on Saturday night.

The Las Vegas Fire Department reported downed power lines and power poles across the city.

NV Energy officials reported more than 57,000 customers without power across Southern Nevada as of 11 p.m. Saturday. That figure was down to about 24,000 by Sunday morning and then cut in half by early afternoon.

Clark County is opening four emergency shelters because of the widespread power outages.

The storm forced the Las Vegas 51s to suspend its game against Reno on Saturday night. The two teams planned to complete the game on Sunday.

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