Pima Co. Sheriff warns drivers about flash flood dangers

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Crews were trying to rescue 9 people after 17 hikers were stranded Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Redington Pass near Tucson. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Crews were trying to rescue 9 people after 17 hikers were stranded Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Redington Pass near Tucson. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PIMA COUNTY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

The Pima County Sheriff's Department has a warning for drivers about the dangers of flash floods.

PCSO is advising advise everyone thinking of heading to the Redington area, specifically Tanque Verde Falls, to use caution and avoid the area if at all possible.

[SPECIAL SECTION: 2017 Arizona Monsoon]

The rain from Friday's storms has caused water levels in the Tanque Verde Falls area to be up to three times the level they were last Sunday, when the Search and Rescue Unit rescued 17 people from the area.

[RELATED: Crews rescue all 17 hikers that were stranded near Tucson]

[RAW VIDEO: Crews use helicopter to rescue stranded hikers]

More storms are expected throughout the weekend, and that will bring even more water and an increased risk of flash flooding to the area.

Sabino Canyon is also at an increased risk to flash flooding. Please use caution if you are planning on heading there as well.
 

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