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Phoenix, parts of Arizona battered by weekend rain

- Associated Press - Sunday, March 2, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - A weekend storm system that drenched Phoenix tapered off Sunday, but not without leaving damage in its wake.

Residents around the Phoenix area have been cleaning up after showers, wind gusts and even hail fell the night before.

While there have been no reports of weather-related injuries, the storm led to power outages Saturday evening for 2,050 people in central Phoenix.

Jim McDonald, a spokesman for Arizona Public Service Company, said power was restored within an hour.

The weather tore shingles off the roof of an apartment complex and uprooted trees in Mesa.

A wash in Cave Creek, which saw as much as 2 inches of rain, overflowed.

Several events also became weather casualties Saturday, including two spring training games and a NASCAR Nationwide Series race that was cut short.

In southern Arizona, Tucson saw 0.6 inches of rain while Sierra Vista and Nogales more than 1 inch since Saturday morning.

North in Flagstaff, the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort reported receiving 13 inches of snow in the past 24 hours.

The bulk of the storm has passed, National Weather Service forecasters say.

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