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Phoenix storms: Residents clean up after damaging storms

Phoenix storms swept through the region over the weekend, taking out trees, light poles, and power lines. Residents and utility workers are cleaning up after a damaging series of Phoenix storms.

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A lone security worker surveys the damage from Phoenix storms as she is dwarfed by downed power lines strewn across what is usually a busy street Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz., the day after violent storms swept through the Phoenix metro area.

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Utility crews and Phoenix-area residents continue to clean up after Phoenix storms that blew over trees, light poles and power poles.

The number of customers still without power as of Monday had dropped to under 1,000. That's down from the peak of just over 100,000 immediately after the storm hit Saturday afternoon.

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Some streets in Glendale remained closed as crews repaired downed power lines.

Hamilton Elementary School in southwest Phoenix was closed Monday because of an electrical outage caused by the storm.


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