Flooding in Phoenix

Associated Press
In this image made from a video provided by ABC15 TV, a school bus navigates a flooded road north of Phoenix, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. It was not known if there were children aboard the bus at the time. The area was flooded after several inches of rain pummeled the state. (AP Photo/ABC15 TV)

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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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