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Trampoline blows into power lines, causes outage for TEP

Affected about 2,000 customers
Pete and Jovi Rodriguez Trampoline.jpg
Posted at 9:46 AM, May 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-20 13:00:16-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A trampoline has flown into local power lines, causing an outage for Tucson Electric Power (TEP).

The electric company confirmed the Thursday incident, saying it affected about 2,000 customers.

"From what I understand, the trampoline was blown into overhead lines and caused a fault, resulting in an outage," TEP told KGUN 9. "The outage started just before 1 p.m. and lasted a little less than a half-hour. It affected about 2,000 customers."

Pete and Jovi Rodriguez Trampoline TEP crews.jpg

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