First Alert Weather Day: Around 1,000 without power after heavy rain in the Valley
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Parts of the East Valley and Pinal County are being hit by rain and wind on Friday afternoon. As of Friday night, power has been restored in some areas, but around 1,000 people still don’t have power. 14 APS outage were reported in metro Phoenix, which is affecting over 1,000 residents. SRP also reported dozens of outages in the Phoenix area and the East Valley.
According to APS, there are around 30 poles knocked down near Shea Boulevard and Scottsdale Road, and Greenway and Bell Road. At the height of the storm, nearly 30,000 APS and SRP customers in the Valley were without power because of the heavy monsoon storms.
An ADOT camera showed a car stuck in the water in Scottsdale near Princess Drive. A firetruck and two emergency vehicles were seen trying to get the car out of the floodwaters. Scottsdale police also confirmed that power lines were knocked down near Scottsdale and Hayden roads. Both roads north from Cactus Road will have road closures.
Arizona’s Family meteorologists have declared a First Alert Weather Day as the potential for flash flooding and high winds is heading to the East Valley and some portions of Pinal County.
The National Weather Service also issued a dust storm warning in the Phoenix area until 4 p.m. Officials are warning people to pull over because of low visibility. Turn the lights off and keep your foot off the brake. Always remember, pull aside, stay alive!
A severe thunderstorm warning is also in effect for portions of the East Valley, such as Apache Junction and Fountain Hills. East Valley residents shared photos in our Arizona’s Family First Alert Weather Facebook group, with dark clouds and rain coming down.
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