Storm closes roads, leads to minor crashes

2012-07-29T00:00:00Z 2012-08-02T12:09:00Z Storm closes roads, leads to minor crashesJamar Younger Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 29, 2012 12:00 am  • 

A monsoon storm drenched Tucson Saturday afternoon, causing perilous driving conditions and forcing the closure of several streets.

The storm dumped rain on most areas of the city and suburbs, leaving flooded washes and backyards, along with slick streets.

Tucson International Airport received .04 inches of rain, but there were reports of heavy rain in Vail, Rita Ranch, Green Valley and parts of the northwest side, according to the National Weather Service.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety received several reports of minor crashes on Interstates 10 and 19 due to cars hydroplaning during the storm, DPS said.

No injuries were reported in those crashes.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department closed several streets, mostly on the far northwest and southeast sides because of flooding.

Those hoping for more rain might get their wish - today's forecast calls for a 30 percent chance, with high temperatures in the high 80s to low 90s. Those chances increase to 40 percent tonight.

There will be at least a 20 percent chance of rain until Thursday.

Contact reporter Jamar Younger at jyounger@azstarnet.com or 573-4115.

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