Storm runoff causes Scottsdale road closures

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Several low-lying roads in Scottsdale are closed Thursday morning after Wednesday night's heavy monsoon rains, according to City of Scottsdale officials. 

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The closures include roads crossing the Indian Bend Wash, a 7 mile flood control greenbelt that runs through the center of Scottsdale.

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Drivers should not cross running water of flooded areas. 

Unbridged Indian Bend Wash crossings that are closed Thursday morning include:

  • Roosevelt from Miller to Hayden roads
  • Osborn Road
  • Murray Lane
  • Oak Street at 77th Street
  • Medlock Drive at Hayden Road
  • Starlight Way at Hayden Road
  • Jackrabbit Road at Hayden Road
  • Pecos Lane at Hayden Road
  • Safeway Plaza entrance at Hayden Road, north of Chaparral Road

Other flood-prone streets in the area include:

  • 87th Street, south of Thomas Road
  • 84th Place, north of Roosevelt Street
  • Granite Reef Road, south of Roosevelt Street
  • Gail Road at 83rd Place
  • Scottsdale Road, north of Loop 101 Freeway
  • Pima Road, north of Pinnacle Peak Road 

Wednesday's storm also knocked down power lines and trees and several hundred residents woke up without power this morning, according to SRP and APS.

Drivers should be aware of debris in the road.


More monsoon activity is possible today. The City of Scottsdale offers safety tips and resources including sandbags for flooding.

If your property is at risk for flooding, the city offers free sandbags available 24 hours a day for Scottsdale residents on a first-come, first-served basis at these locations:

  • Parking lot of District 1 Police Headquarters, 7601 E. McKellips Road
  • Near the city's north Corporation Yard, 9379 E. San Salvador
  • Solid Waste Transfer Station, 8417 E. Union Hills Drive

The City provides shovels, bags and sand but residents are required to fill their own bags. There is a limit of 10 bags per household. More information on how to fill sandbags can be found here

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Always stay inside during monsoon storms, do not travel unless absolutely necessary. Call ahead if planning to use city parks, preserve and recreation areas. The city’s call center at 480-312-3111 will have closure information.

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