Brief but severe storms hit most of Tucson on Thursday.
Most of the storms had moved east of Tucson by 7:30 p.m., a spokesman for the National Weather Service said.
Severe rain flooded the Stone Avenue underpass, closing lanes in both directions, a Tucson Department of Transportation spokesman said.
Tucson Electric Power Co. had more than 400 customers without power in the area Thursday afternoon, a spokesman said.
The storm included gusts of up to 60 mph, and there were reports of widespread pea-size hail. Rain fell in some areas at a rate of 2 inches an hour.
The rain caused flash flooding, mostly on the South and West sides, leading to the closing of a handful of roads.
Pima County Department of Transportation announced the following road closures as of 7:30 p.m. Thursday:
• Mission Road from Valencia to Drexel roads
• Silverbell Road from Sweetwater Drive to Ina Road
On the Web
Road Closure Map
Rain and Stream Gauges
For complete coverage of Tucson’s rainy season, go to www.tucsoncitizen.com/monsoon.
By Wire Report, Staff