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TEP crews working on outage. (Source: Tucson News Now) TEP crews working on outage. (Source: Tucson News Now)
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A damaged substation led to massive power outages on the southwest side of Tucson on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

As of 5:30 p.m., nearly 6,000 TEP customers were without power.

TEP said it is handing out ice to affected customers until 9 p.m. at the Fry’s at 1795 W. Valencia Road.

"Field crews will continue restoration efforts, working overnight until all customers are back in service," TEP said on its website.

At its peak, the outage affected more than 6,000 customers.

The Tucson Unified School District said Maldonado and Grijalva elementary schools did early release due to the outage.

Anytime the power goes out, you can still watch KOLD News 13 and KMSB Fox 11 HERE.

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