Self-serve sandbag site opens as Monsoon approaches

TUCSON, Ariz. - A self-serve sandbag site at Hi Corbett Field is set to open on Monday, June 11th.

The location is open 24 hours a day for anyone who would like a sandbag. 

The Tucson Department of Transportation does recommend people bring their own shovels. 

The sandbags distribution is a part of TDOT's Operation Splash which kicked off last week with the delivery of more than 500 barricades to 150 dip crossing throughout Tucson. 

Here are other times and locations in Southern Arizona you can find free sandbags:

Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Bisbee Roadyard, 1229 Hereford Rd.
  • Douglas Roadyard, 3665 N. Leslie Canyon Rd.
  • Willcox Roadyard, 500 W. Railroad Avenue
  • Benson Roadyard, 901 E. 4th Street
  • Elfrida Roadyard, 3988 W. Thompson Road

To get sandbags from Cochise County Hereford Pit Material Yard, which is east of Y Lighting Road,  make arrangements by calling 520-432-9300.

Sandbags are available at any time from these locations:

  • Coronado Lakes Estates (Douglas) - off Cipriano Dr. at the Water Tanks
  • Willow Lakes Subdivision (Benson) - at the Water Tank
  • Elfrida Fire Department, 10293 N. Central Highway
  • Whetstone Fire District, 2422 N. Firehouse Ln., Whetstone
  • Palominas Fire (Hereford Station), 10202 E. Highway 92
  • Palominas Fire (Miracle Valley Station) 9695 E. Highway 92
  • Palominas Fire (Palominas Station) 9903 S. Palominas Road
  • Portal Area - Intersection of Foothills & Portal Road
  • Bowie Area - 766 W. Business Loop off I-10

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