Update on early morning situation, there are 30 TEP residential customers and several businesses in the area, without power, due to the damaged power poles.
According to Tucson Electric Power there are six poles damaged and several lines down near Gardner and Runway. Officials are saying they are unsure of the damage or how long it will take to repair. Crews are waiting for more materials to begin repairs.
Tucson Police are saying the damaged poles are not due to a traffic accident, and they are on the scene for traffic control.
There are several streets still blocked off as TEP crews work. There were several traffic lights in the area that were malfunctioning. Drivers are advised to use caution when driving through the area, and to use an alternate route if possible.
Stay with Tucson News Now this morning for updates on the situation as they come in.
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