Thousands Without Power in Tucson- Here’s What You Need to Know

Thousands Without Power in Tucson- Here’s What You Need to Know

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In an unfortunate turn of events, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has reported a significant disruption that has left over 12,000 individuals without electricity. The outage struck at the stroke of midnight on Monday, July 17, catching customers off guard and plunging them into darkness. TEP has launched an investigation to determine the cause behind this disruption and is actively working to rectify the situation. Typically, similar instances take approximately two hours to resolve, and TEP is committed to restoring power within this estimated timeframe.

The hardest-hit areas include Tucson’s east side and the Foothills region, where more than 10,000 residents are currently grappling with the absence of electricity. The disruption can be attributed to a powerful storm that swept through Tucson during the late afternoon hours on Monday, unleashing its wrath on the affected areas. The outage spans from Fort Lowell and Swan North to East Skyline Drive in the Foothills, with concentrated outages between Kolb and Camino Seco. The impacted region extends from 22nd Street in the south to Speedway in the north, encompassing Tucson’s east side.

In addition to these major outages, smaller disruptions have been reported in other parts of Tucson. These include areas east of Pantano and south of Golf Links, as well as Speedway and Craycroft. While these outages may impact fewer individuals, they still pose a significant inconvenience for those affected.

TEP’s dedicated team is working diligently to address the outages and restore power to the affected customers. The restoration efforts encompass the entire affected region, ensuring that normalcy returns as swiftly as possible. The community eagerly awaits the resolution of these disruptions and the return of reliable electrical service.

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