Tuba City leaders said afternoon storms have caused major flooding throughout the community on the Navajo Nation in northeastern Arizona.
Officials with the Tuba City Chapter said most of the roads are completely underwater and many residents were stuck in their homes.
Chapter manager Benjamin Davis says State Route 264, one of two main arteries in and out of town, has been closed after a bridge washed out about a mile outside of the community.
An Arizona Department of Transportation news release said ADOT crews were repairing the damage, but there was no estimate of when the highway would reopen.
ADOT recommended motorists use State Route 87, Interstate 40 and U.S. 89 as detours around the closure.
Davis says flooding has been reported in some homes but no residents have been displaced.
Chapter President Gerald Keetso says flood waters have started to recede, but at their peak they submerged roads in anywhere from 8 inches to a foot of water.
Officials say emergency crews are on standby if conditions worsen.
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