PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. -- Hunt Highway was closed for several hours Wednesday between Arizona Farms Road and Merrill Ranch Parkway at Anthem Florence.
According to Elias Johnson, spokesman for the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, recent excessive rain caused the road to dip, making it unsafe for drivers.
While local residents had access to their homes, all other traffic was diverted to Felix Road, which is east of Hunt Highway.
Aerial video from the Fort McDowell Casino News Chopper showed that more than one driver tried to go around the closure. Several vehicles ended up stuck in the mud off the side of Hunt Highway.
Hunt Highway reopened at 2:30 p.m.