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Utility troubles affect central, northern parts of valley

Updated Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 | 3:27 p.m.

Utility troubles on this observed Veterans Day holiday are impacting at least two areas of the Las Vegas Valley.

A gas leak in North Las Vegas caused Interstate 15 south on-and off-ramps to and from Craig Road and surrounding businesses to be shut down from 11:10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. North Las Vegas Fire Capt. Cedric Williams said firefighters received reports of a gas leak and discovered a backhoe near the pipe.

Williams said firefighters detected the smell of rotten eggs, indicating natural gas was in the air. Southwest Gas officials said the leak was caused when someone digging in the area struck the gas line.

Williams said Southwest Gas repair crews secured the leak around 1:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, An outage late Monday morning near Desert Inn and Industrial roads in the central valley left 733 NV Energy customers without power.

A NV Energy official said the outage occurred around 11:15 a.m. The official said about 3:30 p.m. she expected power to be restored within an hour. The cause of the outage was still not known.

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