Power restored for thousands after storms caused massive outages in metro Phoenix

Over 15,000 people are without power after storms hit the Valley Sunday night.
Over 15,000 people are without power after storms hit the Valley Sunday night.(MGN)
Published: Sep. 11, 2022 at 10:18 PM MST|Updated: Sep. 12, 2022 at 7:40 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - More than 15,000 people were without power throughout metro Phoenix late Sunday night into early Monday morning as monsoon storms continue to make their way through the Valley. SRP reported the outages on their website. At the peak of the storm system, a total of 21 outages left 15,800 people without power in the Valley including 10,500 in the Mesa and Apache Junction area.

SRP reported Monday morning that less than 500 people were still without power as of 5:30 a.m. in their coverage area. And as of 6 a.m., APS reported that less than 700 customers were without service.

Lightning, thunder, and heavy rainfall wasn’t the only weather event. Sky Harbor Airport also reported 85 mph wind gusts earlier Sunday evening. 70 flights were delayed and four were diverted due to the storms.

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