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SRP Supplies Ice For Phoenix-Area Residents Without Power

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(Photo by Matthew Casey - KJZZ)
Dozens of traffic signals remained dark during Tuesday morning's rush hour.

Thousands of valley residents are still without power following last nights storms. Strong winds knocked down trees and power lines making it a busy morning for area utility companies.

Jeff Lane, a spokesman from Salt River Project, said about 5,000 of their customers are still without power. He said SRP has set up an ice-distribution center.

“Customers will see a banner that reads ‘Ice Distribution.’ So, they can just go there and help themselves to ice," said Lane. "They will be able to take a couple of bags. And that should be able to help them out this morning and keep their refrigerated items cool.”

Lane said some customers may not have their power restored until 1 p.m. The distribution center is located at 2941 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix.

About 31,000 Arizona Public Service customers are still without power. They are also working on setting up a distribution center.

APS officials ask customers to watch Twitter for announcements of its location. 

SRP Ice-Distribution Center

Katherine Fritcke Producer, Morning Edition Katherine Fritcke is the Morning Edition Producer for KJZZ. Fritcke was born and raised in Scottsdale. After deciding to leave the Arizona heat, she graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, IA with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She is a self-proclaimed public media junkie who can't get enough of programs like "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" and "Ask Me Another."