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Thunderstorm Dumps Heavy Rain, Floods Roads in Antelope Valley

LANCASTER, Calif. — A powerful thunderstorm rumbled across the Antelope Valley on Monday evening, dumping torrents of water and flooding area highways, forecasters said.

More than an inch of rain fell in Pearblossom in 30 minutes, the National Weather Service said. In Llano, 1.16 inches of rain was recorded in a hour.

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Heavy downpours flood roads in Apple Valley.

There were reports of flooding on Highway 138 and adjacent roadways, said Scott Sukup, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

The California Highway Patrol said the flooding knocked out traffic lights at Highway 138 and 165th Street East.

Read the full story at LATimes.com.

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