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LIVE UPDATES: Heavy monsoon storms slam the Valley

I-17 at Camelback Flooding 8-4-22
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Posted at 5:04 AM, Aug 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-04 21:33:12-04

Heavy monsoon storms are causing problems across the Valley Thursday morning.

MONSOON COVERAGE:
RAINFALL TOTALS: How much rain fell in your neighborhood?
OUTAGES: Over 12,000 without power amid morning monsoon storms

Over an inch of rain has fallen in less than an hour in some spots as the storms slowly push through.

9:00 a.m.

Light rain continues across the Valley after Thursday morning's powerful storms. The heaviest rain was centered over north-central Phoenix, where some spots saw more than an inch and a half of rain. At the height of the storms, nearly 20,000 customers between SRP and APS had lost power. The majority of service has since been restored.

Peoria Fire says weather may have been a factor in a partial roof collapse at Bashas near 75th and Thunderbird.

A reported lightning strike knocked out Southwest Airlines' servers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The servers have since come back on, but flights are delayed as they get caught up from the server outage.

7:05 a.m.

ADOT is attributing the heavy rainfall in a short amount of time for the spots of flooding on I-17 throughout Phoenix. They added their equipment is operating properly and crews have responded to the various scenes where flooding has occurred.

6:50 a.m.

We're getting multiple videos of flooding across the area after the heavy downpours. Here's one of flooding on I-17 near Camelback.

VIDEO: Flash flooding on I-17 near Camelback Road

6:10 a.m.

Roughly 12,000 customers are still without power in the Phoenix metro area. At one point, nearly 20,000 customers APS and SRP customers were in the dark.

I-17 traffic is very heavy as there is flooding being reported on the interstate, motorists should look to avoid the area.

5:15 a.m.

SRP is reporting that more than 12,000 customers are without power across the Valley.

5 a.m.

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for parts of the Phoenix metro area.

The Flash Flood Warning runs through 8:45 a.m.

The rain this morning is coming in from the east, where areas near Globe have already been pounded with rain.

A Flash Flood Warning is also in place in and around the Telegraph Fire burn scar.

Some major thoroughfares around Phoenix are already starting to flood.

Greenway at I-17 flooding 8-4-22

Motorists should take extra time if they have to hit the roads this morning. Also remember to never drive through flooded roadways. Turn around, don't drown.