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Power restored in downtown Mesa after outage

Power outage in Mesa
Posted at 2:28 PM, Jul 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-28 00:19:20-04

MESA, AZ — Power has been restored to downtown Mesa after residents were without electricity for nearly three hours on a sizzling hot day across the Valley.

Officials say approximately 16,500 residential and business owners were impacted by the outage.

The City of Mesa says the outage was due to a failed relay on the breaker that feeds the city's system.

City officials say power was restored Saturday around 3:20 p.m.

SRP officials tell ABC15, although SRP covers most of the city, the City of Mesa itself operates its own utility service for downtown and its surrounding area.

During the outage, Mesa police shut down Mesa Drive and Rio Salado south to Broadway while crews worked to restore power in the area.

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