Aug 29, 2014 1:32 AM by Sam Salzwedel

North Side neighborhood stuck with flooding problems

TUCSON - A North Side neighborhood is not going to be relieved of flooding issues in the near future.

Country Club Road is designed to carry water out of the city. That led to about a dozen cars stalling out in the area during Tuesday's monsoon storm.

Mo Hawxhurst lives on the road, and a few years ago, she had water up to her garage door. She thinks a major flood is a real possibility.

"We're so near Rillito that I wouldn't be surprised," Hawxhurst said. "We've thought about flood insurance."

In a neighborhood just downhill from Country Club, a pool of water is still soaking the streets. Nick Alonzo said the mosquitoes are worse than when he served in Vietnam.

"They didn't bother me as bad as they do here," he said.

Alonzo said drivers need to realize the high water flooding cars is not the only threat when the weather is bad.

"No lights at night and there's potholes all over the place," Alonzo said. "And when it rains all that is flooded. And you never know what you're going to hit."

There are no long term construction plans to install millions of dollars worth of underground drainage.


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