Monsoon cuts power to 400, swamps streetsby Multiple Authors on Jun. 27, 2008, under Local, Special
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