Thunderstorms cause power outages throughout Tucson area

Crews kept busy repairing weather-related damage

Thunderstorms cause power outages throughout Tucson area
Police direct traffic after a storm knocked out power to the traffic lights at Broadway Boulevard and Country Club Road on Wednesday, Nov. 6. (Source: KOLD News 13)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Tucson awoke to thunderstorms on Wednesday, Nov. 6, and several neighborhoods lost power throughout the area.

Power went off briefly at about 6:30 a.m. at the Town and County Estates, 4444, E. Benson Highway, and the Tucson Electric Power outage map showed an outage affecting more than 500 customers in that area.

TEP reported more outages about an hour later affecting more than 2,000 customers - 1,641 in the Midvale Park neighborhood and 762 near the El Con Mall. The cause of the Midvale Park outage was determined to be damage caused by weather.

TEP crews were investigating the cause of the outage on Benson Highway, but residents there said lightning struck nearby right before the lights went out.

Trico reported about 50 customers on the northwest side lost power because of a lightning strike at about 6:30 a.m.

A low pressure system moved through southern Arizona, bringing seasonable temperatures and the first chance of rain in a month on Wednesday.

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