Flash Flood Alerts in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Authorities say flash flooding sent mud and rock across Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles, forcing closure of all northbound lanes in Castaic.

California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Bishop said northbound lanes were closed Sunday night due to flooding at Fort Tejon, about 75 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.

The flooding was part of a storm system that brought rain and strong winds across Southern California. The National Weather Service said some mountain and foothill areas received a half inch of rain on Sunday.

The same area of Interstate 5 was shut down in October when a mudslide stranded hundreds of vehicles on the major north-sound thoroughfare.

Bishop said crews were working to clear the road.

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