Phoenix-area power outages affect hundreds during dust storm, delays at Sky Harbor

PHOENIX - Power has been restored to most parts of the East Valley, and Sky Harbor travel is back to normal after experiencing delays as Friday's massive dust storm rolled through Phoenix.

According to a tweet from SRP officials, as of 3:15 p.m. power had been restored to most customers, down from more than 2,000 at the height of the storm. Most of the areas affected were in San Tan Valley. There are also lines down near Higley Road and University Drive in Mesa.

SRP said power should be back by 4 p.m.

APS told ABC15 they do not have any outages at this time.

Sky Harbor Airport officials told ABC15 as of 2:30 p.m., incoming and outgoing flights have been delayed by anywhere between 15 and 40 minutes as the dust wall moves through the Phoenix area.

One flight had to be diverted from Mesa-Gateway Airport to Sky Harbor as the thick cloud hit the East Valley. Airport officials said flight operations were back to normal by 2 p.m.

ABC15 crews in Florence also saw extensive damage from the storm's strong winds, with a toppled wall and roof blown off a mobile home.

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