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SRP: Over 1,000 customers lost power in West Valley

With temperatures well over 100 degrees, air-conditioners are running at capacity across the Valley, and that can also mean power failures.

SRP said that more than a thousand customers lost power in the West Valley on Monday but expected service to be restored quickly.

It also reported smaller patches of lost service as temperatures hovered around 103 degrees.

Kathleen Mascarenas, a spokeswoman for SRP, said that customers should have a blackout kit ready in case of emergencies and that conserving power can help reduce the strain on the system.

“Our men definitely work very hard to maintain the system throughout the year, and then definitely this is the time of year when it gets tested,” Mascarenas said.

She says you can find energy saving tips on SRP’s website.

Ron Dungan has lived in Arizona for more than 35 years. He has worked as a reporter, construction worker, copy editor, designer and freelance writer. He's a graduate of the University of Iowa, where he was a member of the undergraduate Writers’ Workshop, and has a master’s in history from Arizona State University.Dungan was an outdoors reporter and member of the storyteller team at the Arizona Republic, where he won several awards, and was a contributor on a border project that won the 2018 Pulitzer for explanatory reporting.When not working, Dungan enjoys books, gardening, hanging out with his German shorthaired pointer, backpacking and fly-fishing. He's a fan of the Arizona Cardinals and Iowa Hawkeyes.