Storm batters ABQ

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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Residents are cleaning up and authorities are working to fix traffic lights after a powerful storm swept through the Albuquerque area.
The storm Friday evening brought heavy rain and strong winds that caused power outages to thousands and sparked street flooding.
Albuquerque Emergency Management officials urged residents early Saturday to avoid major roadways and thoroughfares as worker clean up the aftermath.
Albuquerque police say the severe weather knocked down trees, utility lines and flooding roadways.
Authorities say most of the water that created havoc on streets had receded Saturday.