Dangerous Driving Conditions in SoCal Due to a Pacific Storm

On Monday, November 21st, a Pacific storm hit Southern California with snow and rain that led to dangerous driving conditions. The National Weather Service stated that rainfall totals were between a half-inch to an inch across the valleys and coasts.

At 1:30 a.m., a flood warning for Sage, Calgrove, and Sand Burn was issued by The National Weather service because of heavy downpours. There was a serious concern that the heavy downpours could trigger flooding mudslides.

Due to Los Angeles traffic accidents, several freeways were temporarily closed on Monday morning. On the southbound 57 Freeway at Via Verde in San Dimas, two 18-wheelers collided, resulting in a shutdown freeway and miles of backup.

On the eastbound side of the 210 Freeway in Pasadena, a collision prompted a SigAlert. Another SigAlert was issued in Calabasas because of an accident on the eastbound side of the 101 Freeway that blocked three lanes. Additionally, a crash closed down the westbound 60 Freeway in Walnut and led to several miles of backup.

Waters in the Los Angeles River also rose because of the heavy rain resulting in four people stranded on an island in Atwater Village. Fortunately, all four victims were safe after the rescue crews came out.

Snow fell overnight on Sunday into Monday. A video captured snow falling on Highway 2 near Mountain High East, Southern California’s winter resort. Forecasters predicted for the stormy weather to leave the area by Monday afternoon.

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