Monsoon storm knocks out power to Phoenix-area city, spawns haboob

Jul 31, 2015, 3:36 PM | Updated: 6:28 pm
Downed power lines are shown in Apache Junction, Ariz. after a monsoon storm blew through. (Twitter...
Downed power lines are shown in Apache Junction, Ariz. after a monsoon storm blew through. (Twitter Photo/@ps_pio_garcia)
(Twitter Photo/@ps_pio_garcia)

PHOENIX — About 6,000 people were without power Friday after a monsoon storm blew through a Phoenix-area city.

The storm brought a lot of moisture as well.

https://twitter.com/bwphipps/status/627267022330564608/video/1

https://twitter.com/TempePolice/status/627286131776720896/photo/1

As of 6:23 p.m., Salt River Project has 4,500 customers out of power.

Roads were closed in the area.

The Apache Junction Police Department said power lines were also down at the intersections of McKellips Boulevard and Ironwood Drive, and Cedar Drive and Windsong Street.

About 1,100 people also lost power in the area between 32nd and 16 streets and Thomas and Camelback roads in Phoenix, SRP said, while an additional 300 people between 67th and 83 avenues and McDowell and Indian School roads. Arizona Public Service said an additional 1,900 customers lost power in Phoenix.

The National Weather Service in Phoenix reported winds at up to 50 mph moved
through the Apache Junction area around 2 p.m.

Sky Harbor International Airport said flights were delayed about 45 minutes.

The National Weather Service said a small stream flood advisory was in effect for east-central Maricopa County and northern Pinal County until 4:15 p.m.

There’s no immediate report of any injuries.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey gives his state of the state address at the Arizona Capitol, Mon...
KTAR.com

Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from Aug. 5-7

Here are some of the biggest stories that headlined the Arizona news cycle over the weekend.
22 hours ago
(Valleywise Health photo)...
KTAR.com

Valleywise Health sells former Maryvale Community Health Center

Valleywise Health, represented by Land Advisors Organization’s Healthcare Strategy Team, sold the Maryvale Community Health Center for $1.8M.
22 hours ago
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., arrives for a meeting of the Senate Homeland Security Committee at th...
KTAR.com

Senate approves Biden’s sweeping Inflation Reduction Act

Arizona senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly praised the Senate's approval of a sweeping inflation and climate change bill.
22 hours ago
(Facebook photo / Phoenix Public Library)...
KTAR.com

​​Century Library to temporarily close for maintenance Aug. 22

The Phoenix Public Library Century Branch will close from Monday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Oct. 2 for maintenance.
22 hours ago
(Clayco photo)...
KTAR.com

Real estate firm Clayco breaks ground on industrial development in Mesa

Real estate development and construction firm Clayco this week broke ground on a four-building flex-industrial development in Mesa.
22 hours ago
(Facebook photo / The Saguaros)...
KTAR.com

Scottsdale 20/30 Club rebrands as ‘The Saguaros,’ donates to Phoenix Children’s

The Scottsdale 20/30 Club, an organization that threw fundraisers to help local children's charities, rebranded in July as the "Saguaros."
22 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Why your student-athlete’s physical should be conducted by a sports medicine specialist

Dr. Anastasi from Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Tempe answers some of the most common questions.
...
Dr. Richard Carmona

Great news: Children under 5 can now get COVID-19 vaccine

After more than two years of battle with an invisible killer, we can now vaccinate the youngest among us against COVID-19. This is great news.
...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Most plumbing problems can be fixed with regular maintenance

Instead of waiting for a problem to happen, experts suggest getting a head start on your plumbing maintenance.
Monsoon storm knocks out power to Phoenix-area city, spawns haboob