ARIZONA NEWS

SRP initiates free ice distribution program following Valley storms

Jul 9, 2018, 9:17 PM | Updated: 10:15 pm
(Facebook Photo)...
(Facebook Photo)
(Facebook Photo)

PHOENIX — The Salt River Project has initiated its free ice distribution program after a severe thunderstorm made its way through the Valley Monday, leaving thousands without power.

According to a release, at least 48,000 SRP customer are without power after the storm — 36,000 of which in Mesa and Apache Junction.

SRP also said it would release about 200-cubic-square-feet of water per second from the north side of Granite Reef Dam and into the Salt River due to the heavy runoff in canals.

QuikTrip, Reddy Ice and AZ Iceman will join SRP in the ice distribution program, supplying free ice to customer in areas affected the most from the storms.

Customers can pick up a 10-pound bag of ice for free from any of the QuikTrip locations below:

517 W McKellips Road (Near Loop 202 and McKellips Road in Mesa)

1141 S. Crismon Road (Near Southern and Crismon roads in Mesa)

Severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings were issued for Maricopa County as a result of the storm Monday afternoon.

Rain had accumulated southeast of the Valley all the way to the northwest. Roads and freeways were limited through the rush hour commute due to visibility from the dust and rain.

Many parts of the Valley saw at least a half-inch of rain or more, with the area of Greenfield and Brown Roads in Mesa receiving 1.02 inches.

The highest rainfall total in the Valley was just southeast of downtown Phoenix with 1.34 inches of rain.

Both SRP and APS reported power outages as the storm rolled through, with more than 70,000 total residents affected.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(KTAR News Photo/Torrence Dunham)...
KTAR.com

4 booked for disorderly conduct following Saturday’s Roe v. Wade protest at Arizona Capitol

Four people were booked on charges including trespassing after crowds dispersed following Saturday's protest at the Arizona State Capitol.
23 hours ago
(Twitter Photo/@TaylorKinnerup)...
KTAR.com

Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from June 24-26

Here are some of the biggest stories that headlined the Arizona news cycle over the weekend.
23 hours ago
(Twitter Photo/@ArizonaDOT)...
KTAR.com

Flash flood warning issued in Maricopa County amid monsoon storms

A flash flood warning was issued for Maricopa County on Sunday until 8:29 p.m. due to expected rain and wind in the area.
23 hours ago
(Facebook photo/Phoenix is Home...
Tom Kuebel

Developer chosen for P83 project near Peoria Sports Complex

The city of Peoria announced a partnership with Common Bond Development Group to redevelop an area near the Peoria Sports Complex.
23 hours ago
(Arizona Game and Fish Department photo)...
Tom Kuebel

AZGFD helps release 3 black bears after rehab with Southwest Wildlife

The Arizona Game and Fish Department helped release three black bears into the wild after rehab at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center.
23 hours ago
Phoenix police are investigating the scene that left one officer hospitalized and another injured e...
KTAR.com

Phoenix police investigating stabbing that leaves 2 injured at apartment complex

Police are investigating a stabbing that left two injured after a confrontation with their neighbor Saturday morning, authorities said.
23 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Most plumbing problems can be fixed with regular maintenance

Instead of waiting for a problem to happen, experts suggest getting a head start on your plumbing maintenance.
...
Carla Berg, MHS, Deputy Director, Public Health Services, Arizona Department of Health Services

Update your child’s vaccines before kindergarten

So, your little one starts kindergarten soon. How exciting! You still have a few months before the school year starts, so now’s the time to make sure students-to-be have the vaccines needed to stay safe as they head into a new chapter of life.
...
Carla Berg, MHS, Deputy Director, Public Health Services, Arizona Department of Health Services

ADHS mobile program brings COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to Arizonans

The Arizona Department of Health Services and partner agencies are providing even more widespread availability by making COVID-19 vaccines available in neighborhoods through trusted community partners.
SRP initiates free ice distribution program following Valley storms