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Delivery truck crash results in power failure for part of Prescott Valley

The Prescott Valley Safeway store is open now, but Friday morning, Jan. 4, 2019, it was able to sell only dry goods after power went out earlier in the day. The Starbucks counter inside also was closed until early afternoon. (Sue Tone/Courier)

The Prescott Valley Safeway store is open now, but Friday morning, Jan. 4, 2019, it was able to sell only dry goods after power went out earlier in the day. The Starbucks counter inside also was closed until early afternoon. (Sue Tone/Courier)

Some residents of Prescott Valley were in for a shock Friday morning – 62 Arizona Public Service customers, among them the local Safeway and Starbucks, lost electrical power around 9 a.m.

What caused the power outage was a delivery truck, according to an APS spokesperson. The delivery truck hit a power transformer, plunging a portion of Highway 69 into darkness.

APS crews were alerted of the situation and began working on the problem, which affected mostly businesses.

APS returned power to the area at 1:48 p.m., the businesses and APS reported.

In total the power outage lasted about five hours.