Storm runoff floods Stone Avenue underpass - Tucson News Now

Storm runoff floods Stone Avenue underpass

Water in the Stone Avenue underpass reached a depth of 8 feet. (Source: Tucson News Now) Water in the Stone Avenue underpass reached a depth of 8 feet. (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The downtown Tucson area was hit hard by monsoon storms on Monday, July 17.

Running water started to cover the streets, and that water had to go somewhere. A lot of it ended up at the Stone Avenue underpass.

The city of Tucson told Tucson News Now it only took a few minutes for the water level to go from a few inches to at least 5 feet of water. The water at one point was 8 feet high.

Because of the fast-moving water and flooding, the city had to close North Stone Avenue between East Toole Avenue and Sixth Street.

Crews from the city were pumping out the water. Once the water is out, they will have to clean up some mud and debris.

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