Roads closed due to fallen power lines, 1,100 without power
TEP says 13,000 homes are without power on the west side.Photo: Video by kgun9.com
CREATED Jul. 1, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul. 2, 2013
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson police have shut down a westside intersection due to fallen power lines and thousands of TEP customers are without power.
High winds have knocked down power lines near the intersection of Grant Road and Silverbell Road, according to Tucson Police.
Ironwood Hills from Shannon to Silverbell Road is closed in all directions.
The intersections at Greaswood and Broadway, Greasewood and Anklam and Greaswood and Speedway are closed as well.
Police do not yet know when the roadways will reopen.
Joseph Barrios with Tucson Electric Power says 1,100 people were without power throughout Tucson on Monday.
He also said a total of 17 poles need to be replaced, but crews are working as fast as they can.
Nine On Your Side spoke with one man who lives in the area, who told us when he realized the power was out, he didn't want to stay home for long.
"It was pitch black. I couldn't see anything," Joel said. "I was like man, I'm worried about the food we just bought."
Like many people in the area, Joel went to a friend's house that did have power to get away from his hot, humid home.
The power outage was first reported a little after 5:00 p.m. on Monday.
The calls were coming from the downtown, midtown and westside areas.
At this time, TEP doesn't know when the power will be restored.
KGUN 9 On Your Side will continue to keep this story updated. Stay with us.