Power to part of the Flamingo on the Las Vegas Strip was knocked out for hours today (8/9) as a result of ongoing construction at the adjacent Gansevoort, a company official said. The outage was reported at 9 a.m., according to NV Energy spokeswoman Kelley Mulroy, and as of noon, crews were still working to restore power. According to Flamingo spokeswoman Debbie Munch, the outage started at 8 a.m., and the cause was related to construction at the Gansevoort, formerly Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall, next door to the Flamingo. Caesars Entertainment, which operates the Flamingo, confirmed power was lost in one of the hotel towers and said it was working with NV Energy on the problem. “(T)here was an electric power interruption to one of the six hotel towers at the nearby Flamingo Resort,” Munch said in an email. “The outage...has affected casino-level retail and other areas connected to that tower. Flamingo is assisting affected guests, has arranged to install a generator while repairs are in progress and hopes to restore power to affected areas mid-afternoon.” --Las Vegas Sun One of the Sun columnists tweeted that the power was out in two towers and the casino. Appears the construction crews at the Gansevoort cut a power line. Had a great stay at the Flamingo in June. So glad I left before someone put the evil eye on the property!