LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spring storm sweeping across Central and Southern California has sent water and mud flowing into one of the state’s main freeways and flooded some city streets.
Mudslides force closure of I-5 northbound at Ft Tejon. For current road conditions, check https://t.co/xCacfmn9II or call 1-800-427-ROAD.
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The California Highway Patrol shut down Interstate 5 just north of Los Angeles on Friday afternoon due to flash flooding, causing a traffic backup.
CHP Sgt. Layne Logan says the freeway will remain closed until crews can clear debris from the road.
Meanwhile, in inland areas of Southern California, a thunderstorm dropped heavy rain in Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga, stranding some drivers who got caught in flooded streets. The roof of a warehouse in the area collapsed under the weight of accumulated rain water.