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Phoenix power outages: Thousands left without power as storm hits

Posted at 8:24 PM, Nov 27, 2016

Thousands of residents were in the dark Sunday night as a winter storm moved across the Valley.

Approximately 8,000 SRP and APS customers were without power at the height of the storm, as circuit breakers tripped and power lines went down in the gusting winds and driving rains.

Most of the outages were repaired by 9 p.m., however both power companies still had hundreds of customers without power just after 10 p.m.

Check SRP outage map.

Check APS outage map.

Sky Harbor Airport officials also said the weather was to blame for several flight delays for incoming travelers.

The National Weather Service recorded winds gusted to 50 miles per hour during the storm.

Mesa resident David Kriete said he heard a noise in the storm that "sounded like a car going into a house."  

When Kriete looked outside, he saw his large, canvas-covered shed flipped over. It had crashed against a neighbor's mobile home, blocking her door. 

"I was flipping out," Kreite said. 

When he ran to check on the neighbor,  she was unhurt and "she kept yelling at me to come back tomorrow, get out of the rain," Kriete said.

The shed, worth about $300, was ruined.