Rain Causes Rockslide, Crashes, Flooding

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Tuesday marked the second day of rain in Southern California, and the wet weather was taking a toll, creating problems for drivers.


A rock slide blocked Mulholland Drive near Laurel Canyon.

In Studio City overnight, a rockslide blocked two lanes on Mullholland Drive east of Laurel Canyon.

Drivers had to carefully maneuver between the rocks, some of them as big as picnic coolers.

Elsewhere, a six-car pileup shut down the southbound side of 101 Freeway near Barham Boulevard in Hollywood.

The accident happened around 11:20 p.m. Monday. Police and paramedics responded and found cars scattered in all lanes, some facing the wrong way.

There were no major injuries reported.

A flooded intersection posed a challenge for motorists in Studio City at Colfax and Moorpark streets.

It happened around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Backed up storm drains caused the street to flood from curb to curb, authorities said.

And in Glendale, a jackknifed big rig created a traffic mess on the northbound 5 Freeway near the 134 Freeway.

Periods of showers were expected throughout the day Tuesday, with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

The cool weather was expected to continue through Wednesday. High pressure will build this weekend, bringing warmer weather into early next week.

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