LIVE UPDATES: Severe weather in Cochise County leads to high-water rescues, power outages, road closures

Rescues, power outages, road closures reported in Cochise Co.
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Posted at 1:52 AM, Aug 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-04 15:23:09-04

12:21 p.m.

New flooding closures include two on Overton Roa: East of La Cholla Boulevard and at Verch Way.

7:44 a.m.

The Pima County Waste Tire Collection Site at 5301 W. Ina Road was closed due to flooded and unsafe roads.

The site will be assessed daily and reopened when it is safe for equipment operations and vehicles.

When the site is reopened, the info will be posted on the PDEQ website and on the @PimaDEQ Twitter and Facebook accounts.

7:44 a.m.

According to the APS outage map, 13 customers in the Douglas area have no power.

Service is expected to be restored by 9:20 a.m.

7:20 a.m.

Overton Road is closed west of Verch Way due to flooding.

Overton Road east of La Cholla is closed due to flooding.

5 a.m.

Hundreds of people were left in the dark after severe weather passed through Cochise County Wednesday night.

According to the APS Outage Map, more than 1,100 customers were impacted near Tombstone. The boundary listed on the site says those on Mountain View Rd. to Old Mill Rd. and Lonely Ln. to Reed Rd. experienced a power outage. Power was restored early Thursday morning.

Early Thursday morning, Cochise County Sheriff's Deputies reported a 32-year-old man and 8-year-old stranded in Hereford had to be rescued. It happened near South Border Monument and South Triple R Ranch Road. No injuries were reported.

The Cochise County Sheriff's Office is also reporting a road closure at Davis Road. In a Facebook post, CCSO says Davis from Frontier to Highway 80 is shut down. Deputies have also closed Frontier Rd. due to flooding. At one point overnight, ADOT did shut down SR 80 to all drivers just northwest of Bisbee but the roadway has since reopened.

The National Weather Service reports severe thunderstorms brought up to 2" of rain across southern and central Cochise County, including Bisbee and Tombstone. Heavy rain was also reported just east of Benson. Rucker reportedly got 2.13 inches of rain, the most as of early Thursday morning. Dragoon, Bisbee and Bisbee Tunnel also saw close to 2 inches of rain.