Monsoon flooding closed various roads in Maricopa and surrounding areas after water levels rose in nearby washes Wednesday.
This afternoon the entry to the Santa Rosa wash at Porter Road was barricaded north of Farrell Road.
Earlier this morning, the Vekol wash crossing on Ralston Road in the Ak-Chin Indian Community closed the intersection of Ralston and Farrell roads near Thunderbird Farms North.
“Road Flooded” signs were posted at entries for the same wash that runs through Thunderbird Farms South at Ralston Road north of Papago Road. Pinal County Communications Director Joe Pyritz said the road is not closed.
White and Parker Road was also closed due to a wash flooding between Barnes Road and Kortsen Road near Stanfield.
Pinal County Communications Director Joe Pyritz said workers at White and Parker Road “should be opening it up soon.”
Vekol Wash also shut down Ralston from Jean Drive to Mockingbird, Val Vista Road from Warren Road to Deer Trail and Farrell Road from Ralston Road to Carlyle Street.
In all cases, drivers are advised to use alternate routes and avoid entering flooded areas.
“We always warn people ‘turn around, don’t drown’” Pyritz said.