Muddy, Muddy Sunday In Needles.

Needles, CA: Saturday afternoon of July 14th, 2012, a large monsoon storm blew into Needles, California bringing in heavy down pouring rain, gusty winds around 50 mph, and loud thunder with flashes of lightning.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary Lopez went to captured the monsoon storm moving across Needles, California.

The heavy down pouring rain blew into the Downtown Needles, California area causing flood damage to both Lucy’s Mexican Restaurant and Munchy’s Mexican Restaurant both located on Front Street as well as causing streets to flood at the intersections of West Broadway at D Street, West Broadway at G Street, and West Broadway at H Street.

The monsoon storm brought muddy water and rocks racing down onto West Broadway at K Street as well as West Broadway at J Street which than flow into the K Street Underpass.

The mud, rocks, and water raced into the K Street Underpass, knocking down road barricades, and flooding underpass which than brought the muddy water into A to Z Collision Center located on K Street near the K Street Underpass.

The heavy down pouring rain with loud thunder and lightning brought K Street between Needles Highway and Race Street to flood which had many driver going around the flooded street or driving on the opposite lanes of traffic.

North Needles, California had both flooding and debris on Needles Highway to the north of National Old Trail Road which closed Needles Highway at Balboa Street near Interstate 40.

The Monsoon storm ended with a great light show in the sky over Needles, California with lots and lots of lightning.

So far, nobody got injured during the Monsoon storm in Needles, California.

Many Thanks to the hard working city crews at the City of Needles as well as to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, San Bernardino County Fire Department, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Police Department, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), California Highway Patrol, and the many other people who helped in cleaning the mess after the Monsoon storm and to help keep our community safe.

Always be ready for any coming storms and stay away from flash flooded washes and creeks.


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