500 without power in Cave Creek Tuesday

Posted at 6:32 AM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 20:04:39-05

Less than 500 APS customers remain without power in Cave Creek.

According to APS, the power outage started at 3:23 a.m. on Tuesday because of a faulted cable.

The service interruption is impacting customers from Highland Road to Old Cave Creek Road and 50th Street to Basin Road; Lone Mountain Road to Grapevine Road and School House Road to Father Kino Trail; Lone Mountain Road to Highland Avenue and Rockaway Hills Drive to 60th Street.

There is no estimate for when power is estimated to come back on. A spokesperson said crews are out there trying to identify the issue. A total of 3,147 customers were without power at one point.

APS will reimburse customers who need to buy bagged wet ice (up to 40 pounds) or dry ice (up to 20 pounds) to preserve perishables.

Receipts need to be sent to APS Community Affairs.

The address is: Mail Station 8010 P.O. Box 53999, Phoenix, AZ, 85072.

Check latest power outage information here.

A recent project by the Associated Press investigated major power outages across the United States, spanning from 2002 to August of this year.

ABC15 used this data to take a look at the Arizona's average times for these major power outages to be restored. In total, the state has, on average, restored power in just under 12 hours.

Take a look at the map below to see major power outages over the past 13 years.

The power outages collected in this study are not to be considered a complete list of power outages.

These outages were filed to the U.S. Department of Energy after meeting specific levels of significance.