WATCH: Tucson power outages affect thousands as storm destroys grid

As severe weather conditions continue to wreak havoc in cities across the United States that have killed several people, an Arizona city also reported power outages due to storms late on Monday as officials scrambled to restore power.

According to Tucson Electric Power (TEP) official Joseph Barrios, “As of 10 p.m., we have approximately 11,000 customers still out of service and our crews will be working on repairs and restoration throughout the night.”

Local media reported that shopping malls in the area and residents around it also had power outages.

Barrios revealed that “… tonight’s storm caused extensive damage across the city. Over 13,000 of our customers are out of service at this time.”

TEP reported that more than 12,000 customers are out of power.

“Our crews will be working through the night to restore service and make repairs as quickly as possible.” Barrios told KGUN 9adding that “we have restored service for some customers, but new outage reports are still coming in.”

TEP said more than 10,000 customers on the east side of Tucson and in the foothills were without power after a powerful storm hit Tucson late Monday night.

According to local media reports, the blockades ran from Fort Lowell and Swann north to East Skyline Drive in the foothills, and further said they were centered between Kolb 22nd to the south and Camino Seco and Speedway to the north on the east side of Tucson. Are.

Smaller interruptions have been reported east of Pantano and south of the golf links and at Speedway and Cracroft.

Strong winds and powerful storm surge hit Tucson on Monday evening, bringing hail, gusty winds, heavy rain and dust.

This is the third latest date in the monsoon season for the Tucson area to record measurable rainfall, the NWS said.

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