Power was restored to thousands of APS and SRP customers across the Valley Saturday night following Friday night's Monsoon storms.
During last night’s storm, lightning hit a transformer at our substation in Estrella Mountain Ranch in #Goodyear . Nearly 3,000 customers in area will be without power while crews work through the day to get the community back on. Updates: https://t.co/5krJSvqD1F
— APS (@apsFYI) August 11, 2018
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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.”
— Goodyear Fire Dept. (@GdyFirePIO) August 11, 2018
Estrella Foothills High School was turned into a cooling station and ice distribution center for residents who were affected by the power outage.