Arizona’s largest airport ground to a halt Thursday night after a dust storm hit the area.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was forced to halt all flights between 8:00 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. local time as a result of the storm’s fierce and obscuring winds. The airport said on Twitter that the delays were “due to a summer monsoon storm” and forced the diversion of 24 planes to other airports.
Once the storm, which hit Phoenix at about 7:30 p.m., had abated, flights were able to resume. But the airport warned that “delays are still possible.”
At the storm’s peak, more than 10,000 people were without power and parts of the state were under a thunderstorm watch.
- How to Help Victims of the Texas School Shooting
- TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2022
- What the Buffalo Tragedy Has to Do With the Effort to Overturn Roe
- Column: The U.S. Failed Miserably on COVID-19. Canada Shows It Didn't Have to Be That Way
- N.Y. Will Soon Require Businesses to Post Salaries in Job Listings. Here's What Happened When Colorado Did It
- The 46 Most Anticipated Movies of Summer 2022
- ‘We Are in a Moment of Reckoning.’ Amanda Nguyen on Taking the Fight for Sexual Violence Survivors to the U.N.