The Latest: Vegas Strip resort reopens after power line cut

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Posted: Nov 04, 2016 9:33 AM
The Latest: Vegas Strip resort reopens after power line cut

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a power outage and evacuation at Paris Las Vegas (all times local):

6:31 a.m.

The Paris Las Vegas resort on the Las Vegas Strip is open again after a complete power outage and overnight evacuation.

Officials say the outage was caused by workers cutting into the main basement electric line.

Hotel spokesman Rich Broome said Friday that the 2,900-room hotel, casino, restaurants and shopping areas are what he calls 100 percent open for business.

No injuries were reported.

County officials say more than 3,000 guests and gamblers were forced out after power was cut about 9:45 a.m. Thursday and backup power failed to kick in.

The incident was called an accident during work that was authorized and scheduled. A county official says there was no indication of sabotage or foul play.

Broome says hotel fees are being waived for guests who had to find another place to stay.