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Monsoon rain hits Albuquerque

Caleb James and KOB.com Web Staff
July 17, 2017 10:10 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The monsoon season has arrived.

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The Albuquerque metro area was awash with the first monsoon storm of the year Monday evening, dumping nearly 2 inches of rain in parts of the city, flooding some streets, and catching many desert dwellers off guard.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the early evening hours, but that warning expired by 6:45 p.m.

Monday's floods came fast. Metro arroyos teemed with fast-moving water within seconds of the afternoon downpour. A channel through a Northeast Heights park looked more like the Rio Grande than irrigation ditch, complete with a dramatic waterfall.

At one point, the Albuquerque Fire Department responded to the Tanoan area to help a vehicle stuck in a flooded area. However, AFD Public Information Officer Melissa Romero said the vehicle got out of the flooded area safely and no injuries were reported.

It was over just as quickly with no injuries or damage reported.

Stay with KOB.com for updates on this story.

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