Storm leaves outages; motorist rescued
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.