UPDATE, 4:35 p.m.: SSVEC officials report that electric service has been restored to all of its customers, following an outage earlier Wednesday that left much of Sierra Vista and some of Whetstone without power for a portion of the afternoon.

ORIGINAL STORY: Electric service was restored to the majority of Sierra Vista by about 2 p.m. Wednesday, following about two hours when much of the city was without power.

Jack Blair, the chief member services officer for Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative, said in an email about 2:15 that "power to all but two electric feeders in Sierra Vista has been restored. We anticipate the two feeders will be about another 1.5 hours (to repair)."

A blown arrestor at the Sierra Vista substation caused the power to go out minutes before noon in both Sierra Vista, Blair said. Around the same time, power went out in Whetstone, about 12 miles north of Sierra Vista.

Blair said a separate incident caused the outage in Whetstone and that crews were en route to resolve that issue.

Figures regarding the exact number of SSVEC customers who were affected by the outage weren't immediately available early Wednesday afternoon.


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