Paris Las Vegas power restored after outage, evacuations

1 year 1 month 2 weeks ago Friday, October 23 2020 Oct 23, 2020 October 23, 2020 11:25 AM October 23, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The power has been restored at a Las Vegas Strip hotel after an outage forced hundreds of guests to evacuate, an entertainment company said.

“This evening, Paris Las Vegas experienced a power outage that has since been restored,” parent company Caesars Entertainment said in a statement, thanking first responders and NV Energy.

The Las Vegas police department announced that officers and firefighters responded to the outage Thursday around 7 p.m. and began evacuating the hotel around 8:45 p.m., authorities said. Fire crews rescued several guests from six elevators at the hotel. No one was injured.

The lights flicked back on around 9:30 p.m., police said.

Chelsea Gallagher, who came with her family from California to Las Vegas, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that she left the hotel to get food and kept her dogs in the hotel room, but when she returned, “everything was black.”

“They have police telling us we can’t get to our rooms or our cars. People are sitting on the floor,” she said. “I just want my dogs. An officer told me he would have someone go to my room and call me but that was over an hour ago.”

Gallagher said by 10:30 p.m. she’d been stuck outside for about three hours and was surrounded by 60 people at the entrance.

Caesars Entertainment doesn’t contract with NV Energy, which wasn’t reporting any outages Thursday night, the Las Vegas Sun reported. Caesars Entertainment paid more than $47 million in 2017 to leave the power company and began buying its power from Tenaska Power Services of Arlington, Texas.

It wasn’t immediately clear how widespread the outage was.

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