US 60 at Gilbert Rd. reopens after monsoon flooding

U.S. 60 lanes near Val Vista Drive and Gilbert Road were flooded because of monsoon storms and some cars got stuck.
Published: Jul. 13, 2022 at 9:16 PM MST|Updated: Jul. 14, 2022 at 7:19 AM MST
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GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Parts of the U.S. 60 flooded and closed after heavy rain came down in the East Valley on Wednesday evening. After a wall of dust covered parts of the Valley, rain and lightning weren’t far behind.

For a time, the eastbound lanes of the Superstition Freeway (US 60) were shut down at Gilbert Road along with the westbound lanes at Val Vista Drive. The Greenfield Road and Stapley Drive on-ramps were also shut down.

An ADOT camera showed several cars stuck near Val Vista and Gilbert Road, with several police cars around the water to make sure no more drivers went into the standing water. At around 9:30 p.m., a tow truck was spotted getting at least one of the cars out of the water. More than an inch of rain fell in that area during a 30-minute period.

At 10 p.m., Gilbert received the most amount of rain, rounding out to 1.10″. Mesa and Chandler also received more than half an inch of rain. Mesa rounded out with .71″ and Chandler had .63″. To check the rainfall totals near you, click/tap here.

US 60 reopened shortly after midnight Thursday morning.