Monsoon storm leaves thousands without power

More than 7,000 APS customers were without power for days after Sunday’s severe monsoon storm.

ELOY, Ariz. — As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, residents of the Pinal County they had electricity again, according to APS officials.

Due to heavy activity Sunday’s storm knocked down power lines throughout the area. Previously, stations had been installed to cool down and distribute ice. It has not been disclosed how long they will remain there.

They are giving out dry ice at Eloy City Hall (595 North C Street) and the AZ City Golf Course (13939 South Cleator Road) while supplies last.

Those who need a place to stay cool can visit the Robson Ranch Ballroom (5750 North Robson Boulevard) until 6 p.m., according to the Eloy Fire District.

The gymnasium at Toltec Middle School has been converted into an overnight shelter and refreshment station.

APS said it took longer than normal to restore power due to severe damage from Sunday’s storm.

Power company crews have been removing damaged equipment, digging new holes, putting up new poles and fencing.

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