By Associated Press - Monday, August 11, 2014

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) - About 2,000 Salt River Project customers were without electricity near Apache Junction and Gold Canyon for about an hour after a thunderstorm hit the area east of Phoenix.

Officials with the utility company say the storm struck around 5:30 p.m. Monday. Crews are able to restore power to the affected homes and businesses within an hour of the outage .

The National Weather Service in Phoenix later canceled a severe thunderstorm warning originally issued for parts of south Phoenix plus Ahwatukee, Sun Lakes and Laveen.

Meteorologists say the storm weakened and was no longer indicating chances of severe weather.

Strong thunderstorms were spotted earlier Monday in San Tan Valley, southeast of Queen Creek.

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