PHOENIX (KSAZ/AP) -- El Mirage police say two 13-year-old boys were struck by lightning at Moreno Park as a monsoon storm battered the Valley on Wednesday.
In a phone interview with Sgt. Robert Peoples on FOX 10 News at 9, Sgt. Peoples said both teens were taken to Phoenix Children's Hospital, with one in stable condition and the other in critical but stable condition.
Police on Thursday said the boy who is in critical but stable condition is in the ICU and is showing signs of improvement.
Park where lightning struck/ told boys were trying to run under ramada when it hit the ground pic.twitter.com/fb6CdI4m8O— Courtney Griffin (@CourtneyGFox10) August 9, 2018
The incident came, as the second monsoon storm in as many days has battered the Valley with dust, rain, and destruction. Parts of the Valley, including Scottsdale, saw heavy rain.
North of L-101, Scottsdale Road and is closed in both directions at Deer Valley Road because of downed power lines. Also Pima Road is closed north of L-101 for the same reason. #PhxTraffic pic.twitter.com/8gcHnp4DND— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) August 9, 2018
The storms downed trees and power lines. Sections of several major streets in Scottsdale remained closed Thursday morning and a large tree fell into a Tempe apartment complex's swimming pool.
BEFORE vs. AFTER:— Carmen Blackwell (@CarmenMB_Fox10) August 9, 2018
50 yr old pine tree completely uproots from a family’s front yard, crashing right over their home.
Neighbors say, they’ve never seen damage like this in the area.
The family of 7 living here — now figuring out the next steps for cleanup.
CC: Christi Jones pic.twitter.com/ENdEjP5Xff
Meanwhile, FOX 10 was at the scene of a power line that was down in Scottsdale, near Deer Valley Road and Scottsdale Road.
Pima Road is still closed between SR-101 and Legacy. Scottsdale Rd is closed between Williams and Deer Valley. Both closures are the result of last night’s storm. Plz leave extra time and drive safely as you make your morning commute— ScottsdalePD (@ScottsdalePD) August 9, 2018
Local power companies have also reported a number of power outages. APS officials say most of its customers have had their power restored, as of Thursday morning.
Last night’s storm took down both steel & wood poles in the Valley. Crews worked quickly, safely to restore power to thousands; 216 customers remain out this AM. Some areas will require extra time to mop up. Please slow down, use caution on roads where crews are working. #azwx pic.twitter.com/N8hgc1pRNt— APS (@apsFYI) August 9, 2018
SRP officials, meanwhile, told FOX 10's Matt Rodewald that 46,809 customers were without power at one point. As of Thursday morning, just over 3,000 customers were still without power.
Update: Our crews made significant progress throughout the night. As of 8 a.m. we have 3,149 customers without power. We have several locations where lines & poles were downed, primarily in the east Valley. We will continue working throughout the day until all power is restored.— Salt River Project (@SRPconnect) August 9, 2018
The Associated Press contributed to this report.