/ Modified aug 29, 2022 3:03 p.m.

Washout repair completed on I-10

A section of highway near the Arizona-California border was washed away in a flash flood.

I-10 Washout AP This photo provided by Caltrans shows a washed-out section of Interstate 10 near Desert Center, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022. Eastbound traffic on Interstate 10 in the Southern California desert was blocked Thursday after flash floods washed out the roadway. The latest round of flooding caused by monsoonal thunderstorms hit Wednesday evening and also impacted other desert highways.
Caltrans via AP

Highway workers have opened a second lane for travel on the main route from Los Angeles east to Phoenix after repairing damage caused by monsoonal flooding last week.

The California Department of Transportation says the second lane was restored during the weekend on Interstate 10 near Desert Center.

On Aug. 24, monsoonal thunderstorms unleashed flooding that damaged eastbound lanes that were serving as a detour past an ongoing construction site.

Eastbound traffic was completely blocked until Caltrans was able to open one lane the next morning, but warned of heavy delays.

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