Motorists Trapped in Mudslide in Southern California Following Flash Floods; Highway Shut Down


Torrential rain and flash floods are being reported in and near Lake Hughes, the National Weather Service reported Thursday afternoon.

There were also reports that a funnel cloud has been spotted in the area.

Several areas have flash flooding with people being reported trapped in cars and other vehicles in and near Lake Hughes and in Lake Elizabeth, near Lancaster.

City News Service reported that Lake Hughes Road, an area just north of Castaic, is flooded due to the quick downpour in the area.

Sky9 was overhead and captured a large mudslide. Scores of vehicles were stuck in the mud but Sky9’s Stu Mundel reported “at least six” cars were swallowed up by mud.

Flooding is also being reported near Elizabeth Lake Road and San Francisquito Canyon Road.

The 5 Freeway is closed in the Castaic area.

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SOURCE: CBS Los Angeles