The Latest: Storm snarls some California highways
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California Storms (all times local):
A Pacific storm moving across Southern California has triggered a mudslide that has closed a 4.5-mile (7-kilometer) section of Pacific Coast Highway just north of Malibu.
The state Department of Transportation is advising drivers to use alternate routes. There was no estimate on when the highway will reopen was given.
High wind and snow also snarled traffic north of Los Angeles on Interstate 5, a major route connecting Los Angeles with San Francisco.
Drivers reported slow going and were advised to take other routes.
The first in a series of Pacific storms is moving across Southern California, where downpours could unleash mud and debris flows from large wildfire burn scars.
A flood advisory is in effect Monday morning for western Los Angeles County and neighboring Ventura County, and the National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for a wide area including parts of San Diego, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
In Riverside County, a mandatory evacuation has been ordered for a dozen areas around the burn scar of the Holy Fire, which erupted last August in Holy Jim Canyon.