Heavy flooding from a monsoon storm caused havoc overnight in the East Valley.

Several roads were flooded around the Tempe area, including the U.S. 60 in Tempe, causing road closures to be put in place.

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According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, the U.S. 60 was closed in both directions around 1:30 a.m. after flooding had forced a closure on both directions of the highway.

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According to a rain gage in the area, Rural Road near the U.S. 60 received 3.63 inches of rain in one hour.

[RELATED: Roughly 30 people displaced from flooded Mesa apartments, Red Cross says]

Several drivers became stranded on the westbound U.S. 60 near McClintock Drive due to the flooding. They were forced to leave their vehicles, which were then towed off the highway.


DPS said ADOT was called out to try to clear some of the water.

The U.S. 60 was reopened at 4:30 a.m.

ADOT said the U.S. 60 eastbound ramp to the Loop 101 northbound was closed because of mud on the ramp. The U.S. 60 eastbound exit at Ellsworth Road was also closed because of mud. Both have since reopened.

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There were several road closures around the Tempe Arizona State University campus but as of 5 a.m., Tempe police said there were no major street closures.

Apache Junction reported several road closures in the city but crews worked overnight to get them open by 7 a.m.

The monsoon storm also caused massive outages in the East Valley.

According to the Arizona Public Service, over 700 customers were without power at the height of the storm. Only 251 customers remain.

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The Salt River Project reported even more outages at the height of the storm with over 13,000 customers without power, with most coming from the Apache Junction area. They have got that number down to 1,000 as of 4 a.m.

Some areas in the East Valley received over 2 inches of rain in less than an hour.

According to the Red Cross, an apartment complex in Mesa had their entire first floor flooded, displacing approximately 30 people.

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Flash flood warnings were issued for several cities in the Valley including Tempe, Queen Creek, Apache Junction, Chandler and more.

Reported rainfall in last 24 hours:

Tempe: 3.63" Mesa: 2.44" Chandler: 1.57" Guadalupe: 0.90" Sun City West: 0.87" Peoria: 0.79" Ahwatukee: 0.63"

The monsoon storm also brought heavy winds to most of the area with winds up to 50 miles per hour in some areas.

This was the third monsoon storm in a row to hit the East Valley this week. Many cities were still trying to recover from the flooding and damage from the previous night.

There's a chance for more rain today, mainly late this afternoon and evening. The increased rain is remnants of what is now Tropical Storm John.

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Any storms that develop have the potential to produce more flooding, along with strong to severe wind gusts and frequent lightning.

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