Recent rains from the monsoon season have road crews on alert and you must be too!
Storms have brought needed moisture and a cool down for some parts of the Sonoran Desert .
Rains also bring a level of danger to drivers on the road and hikers and off-roaders.
When the rains hit – slow down! Do not cross flooded washes or bypass the ‘road closed’ barricades.
It can mean the difference between life or death.
As little as two feet of water can sweep a car off the road in a dip or wash.
While the water may not look so deep, the road can be eroded underneath making the wash impassable.
Flooded roads may conceal debris or large objects that can damage your vehicle.
Run off from storms in the mountains can reach desert areas that didn’t see any rain.
More tips for staying safe during the monsoon season are found at www.monsoonsafety.org/.