Power outage affects over 9,000 TEP customers on the southwest side

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Thousands of Tucson Electric Power (TEP) customers are without power as a thunderstorm roars through Southern Arizona.

The National Weather Service of Tucson issued a warning to the public shortly after 7:30 p.m. Sunday, letting people know severe weather was on the way.

It pointed to the main threat as wind gusts up to 60 MPH.

About ten minutes later, TEP reported more power outages. These are due to the incoming storm.

9,105 customers are currently affected, according to TEP̵[ads1]7;s live outage tracking website.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department commented shortly after storm damage south of West Ajo Highway and west of Interstate 19.

It heard word of downed power lines and poles, low power lines, damage to homes and the smell of natural gas from possible leaks.

Deputies are warning Tucsonans to use caution when driving through the storm, especially in the areas where traffic signals are out, such as at West Valencia Road and South Cardinal Avenue.

Stick with KGUN 9 for continuous updates.

Caleb Fernandez is a digital content producer for KGUN 9. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Penn State in advertising/publication relations, Caleb went to New York where he learned production assistance, photography and art direction. Share your story ideas and important issues with Caleb by sending an email or by connecting on LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.

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