Landslide traps drivers in Southern California as storms bring heavy rain to region


Several motorists were rescued after their vehicles got stuck in a mudslide and debris on Pine Canyon Road in the Lake Hughes area, about 65 miles north of Los Angeles, according to the county fire department. from Los Angeles.

Rescuers responded to the area shortly before 8 p.m., the agency said in a Tweeter.
A total of 24 vehicles were stranded on the road and 53 people were found, according to a preliminary report on the storm from the National Weather Service.
Earlier, maintenance crews responded to reports of a landslide blocking all lanes on Lake Hughes Road, Los Angeles County Public Works tweeted.
Aerial video by CNN affiliate KCAL/KCBS showed a thick layer of mud covering a roadway, where several vehicles appeared to be trapped.
The landslide came as the area experienced scattered rainfall from Post-Tropical Cyclone Kay as it moved away from the area. Showers and persistent thunderstorms were expected Monday, with possible flooding in the mountains overnight, according to the National Weather Service.
A flash flood Attention was in effect for northwest Los Angeles and Ventura counties through 10:45 p.m. Sunday, with the weather service warning of flash flooding in small creeks and creeks, urban areas and highways, as well as other low areas.




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