Storm drenches Tucson, closes several roads

2012-07-28T18:15:00Z 2012-11-28T17:35:53Z Storm drenches Tucson, closes several roadsJamar Younger, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 28, 2012 6:15 pm  • 

A monsoon storm drenched Tucson this 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.

The 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 collisions 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, due to flooding.

Those hoping for more rain might get their wish — Sunday’s forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of rain with high temperatures in the high 80s to low 90s. Those chances increase to 40 percent Sunday night.

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

The Pima County Sheriff's Department has closed the following roads due to flooding:

* Manville Road between Sanders Road and Trico Road in the Picture Rocks Area.

* 13142 E. Colossal Cave Road.

* Old Spanish Trail between Pistol Hill Road and Camino Loma Alta.

* Old Spanish Trail west of Camino Loma Alta.

* Old Spanish Trail and Rincon Creek.

* Mission Road at Twin Buttes in both directions.

 

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