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A vehicle sits atop debris where flash flood waters pushed it after rising waters overran Skunk Creek after strong storms moved through, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in New River, Ariz., just northwest of Phoenix. Heavy monsoon season rains that swept across Arizona on Tuesday led to dramatic rescues, road closures and flight delays as a series of fast-moving storms pummeled the state. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Flooding in Phoenix

Yahoo News

Flooding from heavy monsoon season rains in the Phoenix area forced authorities on Tuesday to close several major roads, including a portion of Interstate 17, while elsewhere firefighters rescued multiple motorists and a small trailer park was evacuated.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for much of the metro area and north of the city where up to 8 inches of rain has fallen in some of the mountainous regions along the interstate.

The storms are expected to affect a large area of the state throughout the day. (AP)

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