Nogales border flooding cleanup continued into Tuesday - Tucson News Now

Nogales border flooding cleanup continued into Tuesday

Nogales border flooding cleanup continued into Tuesday

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Traffic is back to normal at the Deconcini Port of Entry in Nogales after flooding caused by heavy rain closed the border crossing on Monday.

The flooding caused some damage at the border. The pedestrian crossing lanes had about a foot of water that brought mud with it, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.

Workers spent Tuesday cleaning the mess up at the border, including fixing elevators that broke because of the water and mud that flooded the area.

Some of the car lanes to cross into the United States were blocked for part of the day Tuesday because of repair work to fix damage caused by the flooding on Mexico’s side of the border.

The Deconcini Port of Entry was closed on Monday afternoon into the late evening and people had to cross at the Mariposa Port of Entry until authorities were able to reopen the Deconcini Port of Entry just after 10 p.m.

CBP officials said they are taking precautions to prevent future closures at the border because of heavy rain, including placing sandbags around the port of entry.

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