Storm knocks out power to nearly 6,000 Phoenix metro residents, delays southwest flights

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 rains fell, there were about 5,000 to 6,000 homes without power at the height of a power outage in the Phoenix metro, according to APS’ Mike Philipsen.

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

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

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

“Obviously the storm that hit between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. this morning, especially in the northern and western parts of the metro area, caused the outages,” Philipsen told KTAR News. 92.3 FM.

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

According to Flightaware, at least 45 Southwest Airlines flights were delayed to and from Sky Harbor, and 12 flights were canceled.

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

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

Taylor Kinnerup of KTAR News 92.3 FM contributed to this story.

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