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Monsoon storm hits the valley

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People stranded in their cars as the water rises, plus the latest pictures of the damage left behind and what does our forecast hold in store for us?

Muddy pools are just some of the damage after Tuesday night's monsoon. Roads remain closed while businesses and homes suffered heavy damage -- with the rain continuing all night and into Wednesday morning.

While most parts of the valley were hit, it looks like neighborhoods near South Mountain were hit the hardest.

The area between Dobbins Road near South Mountain was covered in mud and water was rushing down the canals.

As much as 3 inches of rain fell in this area in a short time and it was a mess overnight.

Vehicles were stranded in the deep water near 19th Avenue and Dobbins. Crews rescued 16 people from cars, including one man who was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.

Flash flood watch expires in Phoenix metro area

The Phoenix area got more rain Wednesday morning but a flash flood watch issued for the metro area and other parts of south-central and southwestern Arizona has expired.
Storm runoff and wet conditions slowed traffic during the morning commute.
The National Weather Service says showers lingered into mid-morning and that south Phoenix got hit hard with 2-3 inches of rain.
There were no immediate reports of extensive damage, but the Phoenix Fire Department says 16 people were rescued Tuesday evening from vehicles stuck in flooded streets.
The Tuesday evening storm downed trees and utility poles in Tempe, where 2,400 customers lower power.
Flights at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix were delayed Tuesday evening while the Tucson area also got heavy rain.

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