Hurricane-force winds hit
Tens of thousands lose power, new university athletic facility loses roof
The Associated Press,
There were no immediate reports of injuries from Thursday's storms.
Arizona Public Service Company said Friday morning it still had 32,000 customers without electricity, while Salt River Project estimated 11,000 of its customers were without power. At the height of the storm, about 100,000 homes and businesses without power.
Power for many downtown traffic signals was still out as the morning rush began, and some traffic delays were reported.
The storm swept into the city at about , dumping up to a 1 1/2 inches of rain and three-quarter-inch hail in some areas.
National Weather Service meteorologist Leslie Wanek said
A witness said the fabric roof on the structure was shredded and the bubble dome had completely deflated.
The 103,500-square-foot facility was completed this month.
Hundreds of trees in central and uptown Phoenix were downed, and a large section of roofing from a new condominium complex was torn off and thrown hundreds of feet, landing on the lines powering the city's soon-to-open light rail line.
Windows were blown out of at least one high-rise building downtown.
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