Floods, mudslides as storm wallops Southern California
LOSANGELES>> The second round of a fall storm dumped snow and rain that jammed traffic on Southern California highways and loosened hillsides in wildfire burn areas on Thursday.
At least one vehicle got stuck in a mudslide that shut down Pacific Coast Highway and surrounding roads in and around Malibu neighborhoods charred by last month’s destructive fire.
Kirby Kotler and his neighbors spent days before the storm stacking some 18,000 sandbags behind their homes along the highway — only to see mud, water and rocks blow through the line of defense and across their properties. He wielded water hoses to beat back the flames in November. On Thursday, he used a tractor. He was concerned about a possible mudslide.
Nobody was hurt when a Southwest Airlines plane from Oakland skidded off a wet runway as it landed during downpours at Hollywood Burbank Airport.