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APS working to fix power outage in Skull Valley, beyond

Arizona Public Service (APS) experienced some significant outages Tuesday, Feb. 2, one of which continues to linger in Skull Valley.

At the peak of the Skull Valley power failure, there were about 350 customers affected, APS spokesperson Jenna Shaver said.

The outage boundaries fall between Forest Service Road 102 to Fergusen Valley Road and Forest Service Road 65 to Contreas Road.

By about 6 p.m. those still impacted was down to 55. The outage started at about 1:18 p.m. and is expected to be resolved by about 7 p.m. today, Feb. 2.

Although the outage is listed as focused in Skull Valley, Shaver said such outages may overlap into neighboring areas.

"Our system provides boundaries and sometimes those boundaries fall slightly within other areas, so it could include a few Prescott customers," she said.

Shaver said Paulden experienced a large outage earlier in the day that impacted about 650 APS customers. However, it was resolved within about two hours.

According to an APS customer service message, the company has been experiencing power outages in the northern regions of their service territory, including areas within the counties of Coconino, Yavapai, Navajo and Gila.

Shaver said that although the company sometimes knows where an outage is taking place, it is often up to customers to report that it is happening in their area in order for the company to know and take action.

Customers can report outages by going to or calling 800-253-9405 if a customer is in any region outside of the Phoenix area.

Follow Max Efrein on Twitter @mefrein. Reach him at 928-445-3333 ext. 1105, or 928-642-7864.


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