Thunderstorm batters East Valley, results in flooding that closes US 60
Jul 13, 2022, 9:35 PM | Updated: Jul 14, 2022, 5:14 am
PHOENIX — A thunderstorm rolled into the East Valley on Wednesday night, causing flooding that closed U.S. 60 in Gilbert.
Both directions of U.S. 60 were closed just after 9 p.m. due to flooding. The westbound lanes were closed at Val Vista Drive, while the eastbound lanes were closed at Gilbert Road.
The freeway reopened Thursday by 12:30 a.m.
The storm dropped more than an inch of rain in Gilbert and just under 0.75 inches in Mesa, according to the Maricopa County Flood Control District rain gauges.
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A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for many East Valley cities for the storm that had the potential of 60 mph winds and penny-sized hail.
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