Saturday's storm caused road closures, power outages
Down power lines to flooded roads that got multiple cars stuck.Photo: Video by kgun9.com
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The storm that moved through Tucson Saturday caused road closures and power outages.
Sgt. Marie Hawke with the Tucson Police Department tells KGUN9 that no traffic is allowed through southbound South Houghton Road and East Irvington Road. All southbound traffic approaching the intersection will be directed westbound.
Similarly, all eastbound traffic on East Irvington Road will be restricted starting at South Harrison Road, according to Hawke.
Hawke urges motorists to avoid the area if at all possible. For those who cannot avoid the area, expect detours and extended delays.
Police have set up a command post so as to assist residents of the Civano neighborhood in accessing their homes, Hawke said.
The command post is located on the northwestern quadrant of South Houghton Road and East Irvington Road, next to the QuikMart, according to Hawke.
Uniformed officers will be assisting people at the intersections of South Houghton Road and East Irvington Road as well as South Harrison Road and East Irvington Road.
Tucson Electric Power crews will also be working in those areas to repair downed power lines and restore power to the residents in the area.
TEP are making every effort to reopen north and southbound lanes on South Houghton Road. Their hope is that the roadway can reopen by 6:00 a.m. Monday, according to Hawke.
Irvington Road will most likely remain closed until at least 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Hawke said.
Also, near Stella and Houghton, down power lines and flooded streets got the neighborhood talking.
Two cars, including Rod Camasura's, got stuck in the road.
Rod said he knew the wash was deep, but took the chance anyway.
"Thank God for those other guys who helped me. If it wasn't for them, I would have been stuck there forever, because I don't know what to do with my car."
Nine On Your Side asked Rod what he thinks others can learn from his mistake.
He said, "Well, I guess stop wherever you can, and don't go through deep water or you'll be stuck like me."
KGUN 9 On Your Side will continue to track the storm weather systems moving through Tucson. Stay with us for the latest and more on the storm damage.