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Monday Monsoon Causes Traffic, Power Issues For Valley
Another dust storm and thunderstorm blew through the
“It’s a very deep moisture source,” Outler said. “It’s a little bit different of an environment, though. The kind of activity that we saw in July was more traditional monsoon activities, whereas this is kind of a deep moisture surge thanks to a tropical system.”
Flooding from the storm caused some traffic issues in
the Valley, shutting down the U-S 60 near
“In a storm like this, typically it’s the high winds that cause the most damage,” Gross said. “So, we had some wire down and some poles that needed to be replaced or repaired.”
Fallen power lines have also left 100 remaining SRP customers without power. They're scattered throughout the Valley, according to spokeswoman Patty Garcia-Likens, who says the hope is to have power to all the homes restored by 8 this morning.