UPDATE: Power restored in Nogales after massive outage

KOLD News 12-12:30 p.m. recurring
Published: Feb. 1, 2023 at 6:45 AM MST
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NOGALES, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Nogales School District canceled all classes Wednesday, Feb. 1, because of a power outage that is affecting many southern Arizona communities.

The city of Nogales also announced that city offices and services will be closed until power is restored. Nogales police and fire departments will remain open.

Nearly 20,000 UniSource Energy customers were without electricity Wednesday morning.

According to the UniSource outage map, the outages affected areas along the I-19 corridor from Amado to Nogales and areas east, including Patagonia.

There was no immediate word on what caused the outage. According to UniSource officials, the failure occurred in a remote area with limited access for the heavy equipment needed to make repairs.