Powerful storm brings flooding and landslides to Southern California this evening, February 17, 2017

A powerful storm has brought flooding, mudslides and powerful winds to Southern California this evening. There are power outages, freeways and roads are flooded, and trees are down. Some of the most affected freeways are the 405 and 90 in West L.A., the 5 in the San Fernando Valley and the 101 in Ventura County. The 101 Freeway at Seacliff in Ventura County was closed due to heavy rain and runoff.

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for a large area of Los Angeles County including Long Beach, Lakewood, southeast L.A, the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, Pasadena and Burbank. The alert will be in effect until 8 p.m. Major flooding was reported in Goleta and the area around Santa Barbara Airport.

Advice For Travellers

Avoid travelling during this time if possible. Avoid the affected areas.