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Power restored to thousands following Valley Monsoon storms

Posted at 10:55 PM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-12 01:41:09-04

Power was restored to thousands of APS and SRP customers across the Valley Saturday night following Friday night's Monsoon storms.

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A spokesperson with APS says the overnight storm knocked out power for thousands of people — 2,700 in the Estrella Mountain Ranch neighborhood in Goodyear. Power was restored around 10:30 p.m Saturday night.

APS spokesperson Suzanne Trevino said lightning struck a substation which will take about a week to repair.

“The repairs are going to take about a week so our temporary fix is we’ve brought in a temporary substation on a flatbed truck,” Trevino said. “Our crews are doing everything they can to quickly and safely reroute the power to the back of the flatbed truck to our new temporary transformer.”

Estrella Foothills High School was turned into a cooling station and ice distribution center for residents who were affected by the power outage.