Use caution, avoid storm damage on The Loop, in area river parksby Pima County News on Jul. 16, 2012, under Pima County, Southern Arizona, The Loop, Tucson
Pima County encourages bicyclists and pedestrians to use caution and avoid sand, debris and downed tree limbs on The Loop and in area river parks, especially Rillito River Park.
Severe storms have caused damage on The Loop, especially along the Rillito River Park. The paths in the area between North Campbell Avenue and North La Cañada Drive experienced very heavy flow and debris.
The Rillito River Park underpass at the railroad crossing near Interstate 10 is closed.
County staff are working to clean up the river parks but these conditions may reoccur. The National Weather Service expects heavy rains today and Tuesday, July 17, with drying the rest of the week. But heavy storms are expected again over the weekend.
The Loop is 55 miles of car-free paths being developed around metropolitan Tucson, with links to Marana and Oro Valley, for Pima County residents and visitors on foot, bikes, skates and horses.
The Loop will connect Rillito River Park, Santa Cruz River Park, Julian Wash Greenway, Harrison Greenway and Pantano River Park.
Please visit www.pima.gov/TheLoop for the latest Loop news, maps and events.