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Late Sunday storm blows through Tucson

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TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - Update: As of 10:30 a.m. Monday, there are currently 40 Tucson Electric Power customers without power around Tucson.

TEP officials say lightning from an overnight storm struck equipment that caused scattered outages around Tucson.

Power outages had been reported on the eastside, across town to areas around St. Mary's Hospital.

Update: As of 5 a.m. on Monday morning, there are currently about eight TEP customers west of the University of Arizona that are still without power.

TEP spokesman Joe Barrios adds that scattered outages across Tucson have 280 customers without power.

There is no time frame as to when customers will get back electricity but TEP crews are working to restore power to those being affected.

Rainstorms, complete with thunder and strong wind, moved through the Tucson metro area late Sunday night, causing power outages across the region.

As of 11 p.m. Sunday, about 1,300 customers had lost electricity near Speedway and Stone, just west of the University of Arizona.

Tucson Electric Power officials say 1,200 more customers lost power in scattered outages in pockets across the city.

TEP crews have been dispatched to repair the problems and restore power as soon as possible

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