Storm leaves out­ages; mo­torist res­cued

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LOS AN­GE­LES | Cal­i­for­ni­ans cleaned up Mon­day from a storm that hit many ar­eas in fren­zied bursts, flood­ing streets and free­ways, cut­ting power, and top­pling trees and util­ity poles.

Crews res­cued an in­jured driver whose pickup truck plunged 300 feet off a snow-cov­ered South­ern Cal­i­for­nia moun­tain high­way.

Af­ter the truck was spot­ted on a snow-cov­ered slope be­low An­ge­les For­est High­way early Mon­day, the woman was air­lifted to a hospi­tal.

Los An­ge­les County sher­iff’s spokes­woman Ni­cole Nishida said the driver had what ap­peared to be crit­i­cal in­juries.

About 6,500 peo­ple in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia were still with­out power Mon­day.

The rain ended Sun­day’s Auto Club 400 NAS­CAR race in Fon­tana 71 laps early. There wasn’t a sin­gle crash in the race, but the crowd found plenty of mishaps on free­ways around the race­way as they headed home.

The storm dumped nearly an inch of rain in down­town Los An­ge­les and up to 3 inches in Mal­ibu and the Santa Mon­ica Moun­tains.

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