Dust Storm Cripples Phoenix: Photos and Videos

High winds ripped through Phoenix on Tuesday, reaching speeds of 60 miles per hour and stirring up a 50-mile wide swath of dust. See shocking photos and videos from the storm.

07.06.11 3:51 PM ET

Incredible photographs show a gray wall sweeping across Phoenix as an enormous, 50-mile-wide dust storm blew through the city late on Tuesday. Winds reached 60 miles per hour, severe thunderstorm warnings were issued, and visibility was so reduced that flights to Phoenix from Los Angeles and Las Vegas were canceled until 9 p.m. Tuesday. The high winds are expected to continue for several days, although the storm threat will shrink.