Storm spawns weather warnings, damage, cancellations and postponements

Storm spawns weather warnings, damage, cancellations and postponements
Power poles snapped in Marana on Friday, Nov. 29. (Source: KOLD News 13)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A powerful storm struck southeastern Arizona on Nov. 29, bringing high winds, heavy rain, mountain snow and several severe weather alerts.

The National Weather Service briefly issued a tornado warning just after 6:30 a.m. for an area that included parts of Marana. The weather service canceled the warning before 7 a.m.

Police closed roads because of broken power poles near Twin Peaks Road and Saguaro Highlands Drive, west of Silverbell Road. It was not clear whether or not the storm caused the poles to break or if it was a traffic collision.

In Nogales, a large tree in Officer Jesus M. Cordova Park at City Hall was blown over by the wind.

Snow was reported in Oracle, north of Tucson.

In Tombstone, the tree lighting was postponed until Saturday, Nov. 30, at 5:30 p.m.

Due to Tree Damage/Weather the Tree Lighting has been Rescheduled to Saturday, December 7 at 5:30 p.m. PLEASE PASS THE WORD

Posted by Tombstone Chamber of Commerce on Friday, November 29, 2019

The Weather Service issued other alerts throughout the morning.

For more information about any active weather warnings or watches, click HERE.

Downed power lines in Marana

Downed power lines have caused officials to close roads at Twin Peaks Road and Saguaro Highlands Drive in Marana. >> https://tucsonne.ws/2rEvDqg

Posted by KOLD News 13 on Friday, November 29, 2019

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said the road to Mt. Lemmon is closed at the base of the mountain. Other county road closures will be listed HERE.

The city of Tucson postponed the opening of the ice rink downtown until noon on Saturday, Nov. 30.

The wet weather also forced Tucson Parks and Recreation to close all its fields on Friday.

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