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More than 5,000 Tucsonans were without power on the southwest side Tuesday afternoon, according to the Tucson Electric Power website.

Crews were able to restore power to the areas by 4 p.m.

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Just before 3 p.m., outages in the area of West Ajo Way to West Bilby Road were reported. Around 650 customers also experienced outages near the Tucson International Airport.

Contact Star reporter Shaq Davis at 573-4218 or sdavis@tucson.com

On Twitter: @ShaqDavis1


Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.