Thursday night's monsoon storm left more damages across the Valley.
In the East Valley, the U.S. 60 was closed in both directions in Tempe early Friday morning due to flooding, however, the Arizona Department of Transportation says the freeway has reopened.
US 60 update: Both directions are now open at Rural Road in Tempe. The eastbound right lanes are still closed but should open soon, so be prepared to merge left.. #PhxTraffic pic.twitter.com/V44DfKd2k3— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) August 10, 2018
Two storm-related closures remain in the East Valley:— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) August 10, 2018
- The US 60 EB ramp to L-101 NB in is closed because of mud on the ramp.
- The US 60 EB exit at Ellsworth is closed because of mud on the ramp.
We're working to clean both ramps, with no ETA to reopen.#PhxTraffic pic.twitter.com/UMIJyGtdRl
Aside from the freeway, there were several other road closures in place in Tempe, however, those have been lifted.
Happy to report there are NO major street closures. Thank you all for your patience. Drive carefully and Happy Friday! pic.twitter.com/0wQAOghh1N— Tempe Police (@TempePolice) August 10, 2018
Further east in Mesa, Chandler, Queen Creek and Apache Junction, flooding has closed several roads and there is no ETA as to when they will reopen.
Heads up, SE Mesa. Road is flooded on Elliot between Signal Butte & Ellsworth. Remember, driving around barricades into a flooded road is illegal and dangerous. 🚧 Always follow signs to stay safe when driving after storm. #monsoonMonday. pic.twitter.com/6xC8DW9FTq— City of Mesa, Arizona (@MesaAzgov) August 10, 2018
#trafficalert Hunt Hwy is closed between Lindsay-Gilbert due to flooding. Avoid the area.— Chandler Police (@ChandlerPolice) August 10, 2018
The National Weather Service says more thunderstorms are expected on Friday.
Get ready for another chance of storms across the lower elevations of Arizona this evening. Where they do develop, we are expecting strong winds, localized flooding, and even some dust. #azwx pic.twitter.com/3esjIOBNfd— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) August 10, 2018
Meanwhile, in Lake Pleasant, boats were tossed around by winds and high water, as the monsoon left behind a trail of destruction.