SR 87 shut down due to storm damage

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SR 87 closure
Posted at 4:23 AM, Jul 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-19 08:36:41-04

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.

SR 87 closure

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.

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.

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.