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Powerful storm slams Southern California, snarls traffic and raises mudslide fears

A moisture-rich atmospheric river dumped rain across Southern California

Mission Hills resident Alberto Rodriguez, 32, walks through knee-deep water on a flooded street outside of his home, at left, on Woodman Avenue. A water line rupture caused most of the flooding.  (Mel Melcon /Los Angeles Times)
A big rig dangles over a ramp connecting the 710 and 60 freeways in Los Angeles amid steady rain early Wednesday.  (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Nancy Marquez hugs her dog Perrito in front of her home on a flooded Woodman Avenue in Mission Hills.  (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Alex Diaz empties water into the flooded front yard of his father-in-law’s home on Woodman Avenue in Mission Hills. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Miguel Cruz leans on his car outside his home in Mission Hills as water streams by on Woodman Avenue. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Low-hanging clouds blanket downtown Los Angeles. (Kent Nishimura /Los Angeles Times)
A man walks near the Broad museum in downtown Los Angeles. (Gabriella Angotti-Jones / Los Angeles Times)
A runner at Main Beach in Laguna Beach. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Blue sky breaks through storm clouds in between rain showers at Ryan Bonaminio Park in Riverside. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times)
Clouds over downtown after heavy rainfall. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)
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