Hurricane Dolly Remnants Bring Downpour To El Paso

Sunday, July 27th 2008, 8:08 am
By: News 9

(AP) Heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Dolly is closing streets and flooding homes in El Paso, and is blamed for causing the death of one person in New Mexico.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that a passenger in a sport utility vehicle was killed when the vehicle hit a large puddle and rolled over. The driver and two children were hospitalized.

National Weather Service meteorologist says some areas of El Paso have gotten as much as 3 inches of rain.

The city says it has received 17 reports of flooding in homes. There are 10 reports of street flooding.

The Texas Transportation Department says the Trans Mountain Highway is closed due to rock slides caused by the rain and is expected to reopen Saturday night.

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