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Palm Springs road near Interstate 10 reopened after flooding concerns

July 18, 2012 |  6:11 am

A road south of Interstate 10 in Palm Springs was briefly closed Tuesday night amid concerns of flooding from a nearby levee.

North Indian Canyon Road, located south of the interstate and north of Tramview Road, was shut down shortly before 9 p.m. after officials received word of water coming from a levee near Whitewater, the Palm Springs Police Department reported. The road, which is in a wash area, was closed as a precaution.

It was reopened by 11 p.m., police said. No water reached the road.

Coachella Valley Water District spokeswoman Heather Engel told the Desert Sun in a statement Tuesday night that the levee spilled some water because it was full, but there was no problem with the facility.

"It reached capacity earlier this evening, so there is some water that's going out into the desert," she said. "But there's nothing broke; nothing is wrong."


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Map shows area where flooding was reported. Credit: Google Maps