Some residents and businesses now have power restored.
4:45am NEW UPDATE
The first day of school has been cancelled for every school in Parker Unified School District, including Le Pera. No buses will run Monday, according to Jim Lotts. APS estimate for power now around noon.
UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION 9:15pm
APS technicians were reportedly at maximum capacity Sunday night as they mobilized to repair downed power lines on Mohave Road near Parker and in Quartzsite and other areas. 7 power poles went down around 4pm Sunday afternoon, along with the principal power line that serves the town of Parker. Power lines are also down near the south side of Lake Havasu City.
1,522 customers are still currently without power. Affected boundaries are Canal Street to 21st Street and Reata Avenue to Arrowhead. Upriver area power went out for some residents but is now restored.
An APS spokeperson said crews are mobilizing to restore power, with the current estimated time of restoral at noon Monday. “In order to help preserve refrigerator and freezer items, APS will be distributing dry ice to Parker residential customers impacted by the power outages,” the spokesperson said. “The distribution will take place on Monday, August 4th at the APS Service Center at 1221 Arizona Ave. The dry ice will be available at approximately 9am until 5pm or until the dry ice is all distributed. Customers are encouraged to bring a cardboard box or ice chest to transport the dry ice safely.”
APS will also reimburse for up to 40 pounds of wet/bagged ice OR 20 pounds of dry ice (however, dry ice is usually only available at Basha’s). Send receipts to APS Ice Program at PO Box 53999 Sta 3536, Phoenix AZ 85072.
Lots of people took to social media Sunday night, posting information and updates to Parker Live’s Facebook page, especially people traveling to and from the area. See below for live updates from those posts (works on most devices).
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