Strong monsoon storms Sunday night caused an extended closure of SR 87 in the northeast Valley.
Arizona Department of Transportation said late Sunday night that SR 87 was shut down in both directions due to debris in the road and weather damage.
Northbound lanes were closed at L-202 Red Mountain, while southbound lanes were shut down at Shea Boulevard.
According to the ADOT website, power lines were downed in the area.
Last night’s monsoon storm downed a total of 106 distribution poles and 15 69 kV lines. If you are experiencing an extended outage, we are reimbursing customers for the cost of ice and encourage you to locate your nearest cooling center. https://t.co/YxtIGEtVMt— Salt River Project (@SRPconnect) July 18, 2022
Aerial video captured Monday morning showed some of the large electrical towers toppled over.
On Tuesday morning, ADOT said a portion of SR 87 reopened, but it remains closed between McDowell and Gilbert roads.
UPDATE: State Route 87 has partially reopened north of Mesa. The highway has reopened between Gilbert Road and Shea Boulevard. The highway remains closed between McDowell and Gilbert roads. #phxtraffic https://t.co/044j7cAT4S— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) July 19, 2022
A portion of US 60 was also restricted Sunday night due to flooding as heavy monsoon storms moved through the Valley, quickly dropping more than an inch of rain in some East Valley areas.