Gigantic dust storm engulfs part of Southwestern Arizona

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Posted on July 6, 2011 at 8:23 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 6 at 8:39 AM

PHOENIX, Ariz. (WHAS) -- A gigantic dust storm took over part of Southwestern Arizona Tuesday.

Storms moving through the Phoenix area packed strong winds and kicked up a lot of dirt causing a huge dust wall.

The dust storms, also called "haboobs", knocked out power poles and caused the cancellation of several flights.

The dust storm measured 50 miles wide.

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