Thursday’s strong winds, which included gusts up to 37 mph, led to some scattered related power outages throughout the city of Yuma, utility provider APS said.

APS spokesman Alan Bonnell said the largest blackout affected 935 customers between 10th and 16th streets on the north and south and 14th and 2nd avenues on the east and west. 

It lasted 6 minutes, 12:39 to 12:45 p.m., he said. 

By around 4 p.m. there were two ongoing outages. One between 5th and 6th streets and 7th and 6th avenues had started at 10:50 a.m., and was affecting 14 customers. 

The second outage began at 2:53 p.m. and affected 13 customers, between 15th and 16th avenues and Hettema Street and Gateway Drive, he said. 

By 5:15 p.m. power had been restored to all Yuma customers, according to the APS website. 

Bonnell said there were numerous other interruptions during the day which he described as “momentary, as in the lights would blink but everything would come back on pretty darn quick.”

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