Damaged Substation Causes Massive Power Outages in Tucson

Damaged Substation Causes Massive Power Outages in Tucson

Thousands of customers were without power on Tuesday, August 7th in Tucson.

Damage to a substation caused the massive power outages on Tucson’s southwest side. At its peak, the outage left 6,000 customers with no power and no way to keep cool in the southern Arizona heat.

By 5:30 p.m., the interactive Tucson Electric Power outage map showed all power had been restored. TEP staff was handing out ice to affected customers at a local Fry’s store (1795 W. Valencia Road) from 5-9 p.m.

“Field crews will continue restoration efforts, working overnight until all customers are back in service,” TEP announced on its website.

According to the Tucson Unified School District, Maldonado and Grijalva elementary schools were released early as a result of the outage.

For more information, and to stay informed in case of an outage in your area, please visit the official website of Tucson Electric Power HERE.

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