Phoenix storms cause major flooding, power outages

PHOENIX - Tuesday morning's storms brought with it heavy rain causing motorists to have a slower commute to work, power outages, and flooding around the Valley.

Valley law enforcement agencies were responding to multiple water rescues in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise and up north near New River.

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Scottsdale Battalion Chief, Jay Ducote, said crews were dispatched to carefree Highway and Terrivita in North Scottsdale for reports of a black mustang stuck in a flooded wash. One adult and two kids were reportedly in that vehicle. Ducote said the driver of a jeep helped assist that truck before crews arrived.

Phoenix Fire Captain Benjamin Santillan said crews responded to Daisy Mountain and 12th Street after a vehicle was stuck in a flowing water. Phoenix Fire, Daisy Mountain and Peoria fire departments responded.

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ABC15's Angie Holdsworth found many motorists attempting to drive through a flooded overpass near Interstate 17 and Greenway. One motorist was seen having to push his vehicle out of the flooded area.

A Phoenix police officer was also seen pushing a vehicle that had become stuck in that same area.

Air15 flew over one water rescue in New River. Emergency crews were helping a vehicle that was stuck in flowing water.

Air15 also found a lot of quick flowing water moving through the New River area Tuesday.

View SRP Outage Map, here .

VIDEO: Flood waters flow down Interstate 17

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