PHOENIX (KSAZ/AP) -- The monsoon season made a dramatic return on Monday, bringing powerful winds, rain, and blowing dust to the Valley.
The National Weather Service reported that Glendale Municipal Airport and Phoenix Deer Valley Airport had winds of 74 mph (119 kph) while Luke Air Force Base in Glendale had winds up to 69 mph (111 kph).
MONSOON 2018:— Marcy Jones Fox 10 (@MarcyJonesFox10) July 31, 2018
Folks in the neighborhood off of 32nd st & Union Hills waking up to this...
More than a dozen 50-70ft trees down
everywhere! One house has a trunk on the roof... @FOX10Phoenix #Fox10Phoenix pic.twitter.com/CiraOML6hm
🚨 MONSOON DAMAGE:— Carmen Blackwell (@CarmenMB_Fox10) July 31, 2018
Huge tree down in a backyard townhome complex off 9th street & Cochise. @apsFYI working long hours this morning to restore power back to thousands of its customers after last night’s storm damage. @FOX10Phoenix pic.twitter.com/isXMhtKP4R
The storm has taken its toll on the Valley's electric grid, with SRP officials saying there are 3,500 customers in the dark across the Valley.
Phoenix police say traffic signals weren't working at multiple major intersections at the start of the Tuesday morning commute following a Monday night storm with strong winds that caused power outages, downed trees and damaged roofs.
(2/2)— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) July 31, 2018
24 Street and Osborn Road
19 Avenue and Thomas Road
27 Avenue and Rose Garden Lane
27 Avenue and Deer Valley Road
35 Avenue and Union Hills Drive
27 Avenue and Thomas Road
35 Avenue and Thomas Road
16 Street and Indian School Road
16 Street and McDowell Road
Monsoon storm activity has caused outages for nearly 42K of our customers across Phoenix, Tolleson, Avondale, Glendale, Peoria, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Mesa and Apache Junction. Please be safe & check https://t.co/ZU5FcKFJue— Salt River Project (@SRPconnect) July 31, 2018
Meanwhile, APS officials say about 5,000 customers are still without power in the Phoenix Metro area as of Tuesday morning.
Update: We are now down to roughly 5,000 customers out as crews continue their restoration efforts. For the latest updates and/or to report an outage, go to https://t.co/aE4JYrzu3z. #Monsoon2018 #azwx pic.twitter.com/6IKqS204fB— APS (@apsFYI) July 31, 2018
St. Mary's Food Bank also announced their distribution center in Phoenix located near 31st Avenue and Thomas Road is closed due to snapped power lines.
JUST IN: @StMarysFoodBank and Knight Distribution Center are both CLOSED due to snapped power lines on Thomas Road following last night's monsoon storm in the #Valley.— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) July 31, 2018
Families in need of food can visit the St. Mary's Food Bank location in Surprise.
The food bank says they have been without power since 8:30 p.m. on Monday and families in need of food should visit their Surprise location.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.