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Southern California rain: Freeway reopened after mudslide traps drivers
Southern California rain: Freeway reopened after mudslide traps drivers

A storm barreling into Southern California on Wednesday morning unleashed a mudslide that forced the closure of a major Inland Empire freeway for several hours after it trapped numerous drivers. Periods of intense rain sent mud and large rocks onto all lanes of the eastbound 91 Freeway near Green River Road in Corona at about 2 a.m., leaving some drivers stranded, according to the California Highway Patrol. Crews were dispatched to clear the roadway and by 7:20 a.m., three lanes as well as an express lane of the freeway were reopened, while two lanes and the shoulder remained closed, said David Richardson, spokesman of the California Department of Transportation in Orange County. It...

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