SRP also says four of its big transmission towers located in the desert on the far western outskirts of metro Phoenix need to be replaced after being severely damaged by high winds.
They mobilized 41 four-man crews working rotating shifts 24/7 since Monday to repair damaged poles, lines and power equipment. SRP spokeswoman Patty Garcia-Likens says the towers were damaged Sunday night by winds that apparently reached at least 90 mph.
Likens-Garcia says crews have begun work to erect temporary replacement structures to put the affected lines back in service within about a week and that permanent replacements will be put up in the fall or early winter.
Garcia-Likens says the lines are operated and maintain by SRP and connect with the Palo Nuclear Generation Station but that redundancies in SRP's system meant that the damage didn't affect SRP customers or Palo Verde.
SRP says as we continue through the monsoon, you could see future storms knock out power lines and poles. If you come across damaged or downed power lines, do not approach them and call 911 or your utility company.