Oct 16, 2015

California Flash Flooding Triggers Mudslides, Stranding Motorists

Lake Hughes, CA
USA
by
Quincy Vagell and Robert Martin
,
The Weather Channel
Cars on a road in Lake Hughes, California are stopped because of flooding, with some stuck in the mud in the distance. Flash flooding sent water, mud and rocks rushing across Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles on Thursday, stranding hundreds of vehicles and closing the major north-south thoroughfare. Photo: Robert Rocha , AP
Cars on a road in Lake Hughes, California are stopped because of flooding, with some stuck in the mud in the distance. Flash flooding sent water, mud and rocks rushing across Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles on Thursday, stranding hundreds of vehicles and closing the major north-south thoroughfare. Photo: Robert Rocha , AP

A massive mudslide pushed up to five feet of mud across California's Internstate 5 on Thursday trapping cars and forcing crews to close the highway in both directions for nearly 40 miles.