Los Angeles (CBSLA) – Hopefully drivers postponed their car wash this week because of heavy rain overnight on Tuesday, flooding the roads in the San Fernando Valley.
Several areas of Los Angeles have been inundated with rain, including Woodland Hills which, according to the National Weather Service, fell more than 4½ inches of rain at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. As LA was on the dry side, the rain has gathered in the gutters and resulted in widespread flooding.
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CBS2’s Kara Finnstrom shared a video of her drenched ride near Lankershim and Moorpark in North Hollywood.
Heavily flooded streets around Lankershim and Moorpark in North Hollywood @CBSLA pic.twitter.com/pnULhGTfa2
– Kara Finnstrom (@KaraFinnstrom) December 14, 2021
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Farther out, the county roads and roads didn’t fare much better. According to the Los Angeles County Public Works, Lake Hughes Road in Castiac has been closed between 5.99 and 9.02 miles due to mud and debris, and a rock fall has closed Glendora Ridge Road and Glendora Mountain Road until further notice.
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Authorities say drivers should not drive over a flooded intersection when the flood is abnormally high as water can seep into vehicle engines and stall or damage the vehicle.
Flooding and standing water can be dangerous. Do not drive through flooded areas as water can enter vehicles and cause traffic jams or damage. Be careful! If you see stagnant water, remember, turn around, don’t drown. pic.twitter.com/FWr8c9gvgB
– LA Co Public Works (@LACoPublicWorks) December 14, 2021