RAW: Flooding traps vehicles in California, prompts rescues

Posted at 11:54 PM, Aug 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-03 23:54:40-04

LOS ANGELES, CA (KABC/CNN) -  A sudden rainstorm caused flash flooding in Los Angeles County on Thursday afternoon. The high waters drowned roads and trapped vehicles and people in a river of mud.

Officials say the flooding was at least 3-feet deep in parts of the town. Some intersections were completely washed out, including the one at Red Rover Mine Road and Sierra Highway.

A metro-link train, carrying about 200 passengers, was stopped due to water sweeping away a section of track.  

And a helicopter crew rescued a man stuck in his work truck in the middle of a flooded roadway. There are no reports of any significant injuries thus far.

Local forecasters say Southern California could see more rain on Friday.

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