Roads closed to replace power poles, could last several days

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Roads are closed as Tucson Electric Power crews work to replace downed power poles.

There are several road closures in place on Tucson's west side today, as TEP crews work to replace power poles that were downed in a monsoon storm on Monday night, this is according to a City of Tucson news release.

The following roads are closed to travel:

-Ironwood Hill Drive, from Shannon Road to Ironwood Ridge Drive, just west of Silverbell Road.

-The intersection of Anklam Road and Greasewood Road is closed to through traffic.

Work on Ironwood Hill Drive area is expected to take several days to complete, according to City of Tucson officials, there were 12 power poles knocked down during Monday's storm.

TEP crews are anticipating work on the intersection of Anklam and Greasewood Roads to be complete by July 3.

There are electric message boards and detour signs are in place to warn drivers of the restrictions.

Bicyclists and pedestrians are also asked to avoid the area if possible, and to not enter the work zones for safety reasons.

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