UniSource probes source of outage that hit 20K south of Tucson

According to UniSource Energy Services, a power outage that affected about 20,000 customers in Santa Cruz County on February 1 left many customers stranded because it was difficult to reach the blacked out power lines that caused the outage. It lasted for most of the day. Sabotage was ruled out. The blackout started around 4am […]

74-year-old man dies during phone and internet outage in northern AZ

A 74-year-old man from rural St. Johns, just west of the New Mexico border, died Sunday en route to a hospital. Before they finally flagged down an ambulance, officials said. The deaths occurred at a time when internet and phone service were disrupted throughout Apache County and much of neighboring Navajo County, according to St. […]

Outage leaves 17,000in Santa Cruz County without power

Power outages are currently causing water supply issues in Santa Cruz County. Around 4 a.m. Wednesday, a conductor failure disabled power lines connecting Santa Cruz County to the regional energy grid, utility service providers UniSource and Liberty Utilities said. At the peak of the blackout, 20,000 residents were affected. As of Wednesday afternoon, about 17,000 […]

Power outage in Santa Cruz County affects nearly 20,000 people

A power outage in Santa Cruz County plunged nearly 20,000 people into darkness Wednesday morning. According to Unisource’s outage map, the outage started around 4am and affected all the way from Amado to Nogales. Schools in Santa Cruz County have been canceled due to power outages. Both the Nogales Unified School District and the Santa […]