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Power outage in Foothills leaves over two-thousand residents affected

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - According to the National Weather Service, a dust devil is the cause of a power outage and minor damage around 24th Avenue to 26th Avenue as well as Avenida Compadres to Via Loma Vista.

The weather service also confirms that the storms affecting Eastern Arizona are not the cause of the local dust devil.

Over two-thousand residents in the Foothills were impacted.

APS informed us that a tarp blew onto power lines causing the outage.

Technicians were able to restore power to all customers in the area by 8 p.m. the same evening.

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Arlette Yousif

Arlette Yousif joined KYMA in November 2020 as a Multi Media Journalist. She holds a BA in Journalism with a minor in Film.

You can reach out to Arlette for at arlette.yousif@kecytv.com.

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