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UPDATE: Power restored to most after downed lines cause outages in Tucson area

Oro Valley police had to direct traffic at several intersections on Oracle Road during the...
Oro Valley police had to direct traffic at several intersections on Oracle Road during the outage on Wednesday, June 22.(KOLD News 13)
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 7:49 PM MST|Updated: Jun. 23, 2022 at 8:24 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Monsoon storms knocked down power lines, leaving thousands of Tucson Electric Power customers without power Wednesday evening, June 22.

As of Thursday morning, power was restored to all but 36 customers in Catalina.

According to the TEP’s outage map nearly 7,000 customers experienced power outages between Tucson’s midtown, Oro Valley and the Catalina area.

Pima County sheriff’s deputies said several power lines were down on Lago del Oro Parkway in Catalina, and the road was closed between Golder Ranch Road and Rollins Road.

Oro Valley police said traffic signals on Oracle Road weren’t working and officers were directing traffic in major intersections.

Power had been restored in Tucson and Oro Valley by 8:15 p.m.

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