Tower damage leaves Picacho residents without power for much of day

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UPDATE at 4:00 p.m. - Power has been restored to those in the Red Rock ares. APS reports the power is stablized.

"Pinal County Emergency Management extends appreciation for the cooperation and support of the community, Red Cross, APS, Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Public and Environmental Health and all ofthe individuals who endured working in the brutal heat to safely restore power.School officials are also to be commended for responding to the needs of emergency managers and allowing use of their facilities."

PICACHO - About 265 customers are without power in southern Arizona in the Red Rock Village area.

A cooling station has been set up at Picacho Elementary School at 17865 South Vail Road in the multi-purpose room.

APS is working to restore the power which is expected to be back on by late afternoon.

Pet owners should leave their pets at home if it is safe to do so. If shelter for animals is required, please do not take the animals to the cooling center before calling 520-509-3555 or 888-431-1311 in advance. Animal Control will assist as necessary to protect the health and safety of household pets, but advance notice is essential.

Picacho is located off the I-10 south of Casa Grande.

Residents can call 520-509-3555 or 888-431-1311.