LOS ANGELES (AP) — Small mud flows have started in Southern California as a powerful rain storm drops precipitation on mountain slopes that were already damaged by wildfires., officials said Friday.
In Los Angeles, rising water has forced police to close major roads crossing the Sepulveda Basin, a flood-control area on the San Fernando Valley floor.
Police in Glendora say one road has been closed due to debris flows, but no property damage has been reported so far.
The rain has led to numerous traffic accidents so far, authorities said.
Last year, wildfires ravaged many parts of Southern California -- in some cases making the earth more susceptible to flooding.
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