Airport operations returning to normal , stranded passengers getting flights out

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PHOENIX -- Operations are returning to normal at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. More than 120 flights were canceled Thursday because of the weather.

Flights at Sky Harbor were severely curtailed Thursday afternoon because of high winds from a winter storm that dumped heavy rain and deep snow on much of Arizona and California.

Crosswinds prompted the FAA to impose a ground stop for a time.

Airport communications center supervisor Kris Commerford says normal airport operations resumed late Thursday night with major carriers arriving and taking off.

This morning, airlines are making decisions about their flights on a case-by-case basis. Most of the delays at this point are for destinations that are dealing with the same storm that's rolling through Arizona.

Southwest Airlines canceled all arriving and departing flights at Sky Harbor on Thursday afternoon and also canceled flights in Tucson, Ariz., and at Southern California airports.

All Southwest takeoffs and landings at airports in Burbank, Ontario and San Diego in California were suspended Thursday, most were canceled at John Wayne airport in Orange County, and some were canceled at Los Angeles International Airport.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.