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Video shows rush of mud sweeping away cars in Burbank during storm

Burbank police shared a video Tuesday morning of two cars being swept away by a rush of mud on the city's hillside in the middle of a rainstorm that has battered the area.

The mudslide occurred just before dawn along a stretch of Country Club Drive at the base of the Verdugo Mountains. According to Sgt. Derek Green, a spokesman for the Burbank Police Department, the road had been deemed temporarily off-limits to traffic and parking just before the storm hit the city on Monday.

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"I don't know if these particular vehicles were on the roadway or on private property at the time they washed away," Green said.

At least one of the vehicles overturned because of the mudslide. No injuries have been reported.

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Green said there have been other mudslides reported in the city, as well as rushing water and debris flow.

Additionally, city officials had to contend with downed power lines and a sheared gas line in the Country Club Drive area.

A voluntary evacuation warning — issued to residents living in the foothills — has been in effect since Monday evening.

The impacted neighborhoods include:

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  • Country Club Drive above Via Montana

  • All of Hamline Place

  • 925-1030 Groton Drive

  • 830-849 Stephen Road

  • 907-936 Irving Drive

  • 2906 and 2934 Olney Place

  • 2934 Remy Place

  • 2949 Mystic View Place

  • 3430-3436 Brace Canyon Road

  • 3301-3310 Brookshire Court

  • 3318, 3321, 3322 and 3422 Wedgewood Court

  • 3514-3519 Folkstone Court

  • 3529-3530 Castleman Lane

Residents have been directed to an evacuation site at the McCambridge Recreation Center, 1515 N. Glenoaks Blvd.

Burbank has seen more than 1.4 inches of rain in the last 48 hours, according to the National Weather Service.

Twitter: @Andy_Truc

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