ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The return of monsoon moisture streaming over New Mexico is prompting numerous advisories and warnings for heavy rain and flash flooding.
Various warnings, alerts and advisories cover most of the state as slow-moving storms and intense cloudbursts are flooding streets and rapidly filling arroyos and flood channels. Storms were generally moving to the north and northwest.
Shortly after 4 p.m. the New Mexico Department of Transportation reported water flowing over State Road 6 at mile marker 11 east of Highland Meadows in northwestern Valencia County and State Road 124 at mile marker 18 between Acomita and Laguna in Cibola County.
Meanwhile Rio Rancho police closed Paseo del Volcán south of U.S. Highway 550 and north of Iris Road due to flooding. The road reopened at 6:20 p.m., police reported.
Earlier in Torrance County lightning struck a car on Interstate 40 about three miles east of Moriarty. The four occupants apparently were not hurt and declined medical attention, according to the Torrance County Sheriff's Department.
Initial reports indicated two people had been taken to a hospital.
Flash flooding at Mesita submitted to KRQE Report It! by Myron J. Ruben.
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