Storm takes out power to nearly 6,000 metro Phoenix residents, delays Southwest flights

Aug 4, 2022, 10:35 AM

(Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Photo)...

(Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Photo)

(Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Photo)

PHOENIX — Storm activity Thursday morning knocked out power to nearly 6,000 residents and delayed some flights at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, officials said.

While heavy rain fell, there were about 5,000-6,000 households without power at the height of a power outage in metro Phoenix, according to Mike Philipsen with APS.

The biggest area of outages was in the West Valley near Youngtown, where 2,300 customers were without power.

In Scottsdale, about 1,200 households were without power near Hayden Road and Shea Boulevard.

Short term outages should be resolved by 10a.m., Philipsen said.

“Obviously, the storm that came through between 4 a.m-6 a.m. this morning, especially across north and west parts of the metro area, caused the outages,” Philipsen told KTAR News 92.3 FM.

Rain gauges near Youngtown recorded over three-quarters of an inch, while parts of Scottsdale saw less than half an inch of rain.

There were at least 45 Southwest Airlines flights delayed coming into and out of Sky Harbor, and 12 flights were canceled, according to Flightaware.

Southwest Airline resumed operations around 10 a.m., spokesman Dan Landon said in an email to KTAR News.

Customers with travel plans in Phoenix were encouraged to check their flight status.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Taylor Kinnerup contributed to this story. 

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Storm takes out power to nearly 6,000 metro Phoenix residents, delays Southwest flights