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Major rainstorm rolls through Southern California

Clean-up in Duarte

Richard Walker clears mud accumulated on his drive on Melcayon Road caused by last night’s heavy rain in Duarte.

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Clean-up in Duarte

Clean-up crews are busy clearing Melcanyon Road on Saturday morning after it was inundated by mud-flow from heavy rain in Duarte.

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Clean-up in Duarte

Clean-up crews are busy clearing Melcanyon Road after it was inundated by mud-flow from heavy rain in Duarte.

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

A fire truck lies on its side after tumbling off the 15 Freeway in the Cajon Pass when a portion of the shoulder and right lane collapsed.

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

 A San Bernardino County fire truck plunged over the side of the Southbound15 Freeway, just south of Hwy 138 when right one lane and shoulder caved in due to heavy rains in Cajon Pass.

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

A large 20-foot-deep sinkhole that swallowed two vehicles in North Laurel Canyon Blvd, in Los Angeles, is cordoned-off after a powerful storm hit southern California.

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Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

A car sits in a sinkhole on Woodbridge Street near Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Studio City following Friday’s rain.

 (Michael Owen Baker / For The Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

Southbound traffic on the Harbor Freeway comes to a standstill due to flooding from torrential rains on Friday night in Los Angeles.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

Abandoned cars sit on the flooded northbound Interstate 5 at Lankershim Boulevard in Sun Valley. 

 (Michael Owen Baker / For The Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

City crews work to clear a large tree that fell across Olive Street, smashing a car during a severe storm in Alhambra.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

The Interstate 5 closed at Sheldon Street due to flooding on Friday evening.

 (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

A large tree crushed a car and knocked down a power pole Friday in Sherman Oaks.

 (Michael Owen Baker / For The Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

Power lines were downed by a falling tree in Sherman Oaks.

 (Michael Owen Baker / For The Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

Henry Lofton, left, with his dog Brooklyn, and James Chandler, center, are rescued by L.A. Fire Department personnel from a flooded Sepulveda Dam basin.

 (Michael Owen Baker / For The Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

People cross a flooded intersection on Gloria Avenue in Van Nuys. 

 (Michael Owen Baker / For The Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal
Traffic slows on the Harbor Freeway as the rain falls in downtown Los Angeles. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

UCLA student Lexi Mossler walks by her apartment building on Kelton Avenue in Westwood after it was heavily damaged by a toppled tree Friday.

 (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

A city worker checks the debris flow as the storm forces mud and rocks onto Melcanyon Road in Duarte.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

Traffic slows in the heavy rain on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles on Friday.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

A pedestrian crosses a flooded intersection in Chinatown on a rainy Friday afternoon.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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Ethan Finlay, 7, leaps over muddy rain water flowing on Melcanyon Road in Duarte.

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

Bruce Baral, left, and Michelle Baral fill up sandbags in Seal Beach on Friday afternoon.

 (Stuart Palley / For The Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

Caught in the rain, a construction worker uses trash bags to keep dry while riding a bike along Pico Blvd. during a severe rain storm in Los Angeles.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

A pedestrian uses trash bags to keep dry in downtown Los Angeles on Friday.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

A pedestrian crosses the intersection of Hill and Ord streets in Chinatown.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

A rainstorm hits downtown Los Angeles on Friday afternoon.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

Pedestrians shelter under umbrellas as rain and mist shroud the downtown skyline on a stormy Friday afternoon.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

Elijah Kravets leaps over a flooded street in Westwood on Friday.

 (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

Keith Williams ties down his homeless camp along the Los Angeles River in Long Beach as rain and high winds batter the area. 

 (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal
Rain falls along the Los Angeles River in Long Beach during a storm on Friday. (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal
Looking south on the 405 Freeway in Mar Vista, commuters deal with difficult driving conditions amid what’s expected to be the strongest storm to hit Southern California in several years. (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

Golf marshal Denise Yasuda holds an umbrella as golfers play in the Genesis Open golf tournament as rain falls during a storm at the Riviera Country Club.

 (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

Mel Canyon Road gives a deserted look as it was closed to traffic and residents because of mandatory evacuation orders due to potential mudslides in Duarte.

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

A hose attached to a portable pump is placed in an area prone to flooding in Seal Beach.

 (Stuart Palley / For The Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

Rain began in Seal Beach around noon Friday as the large storm impacting Southern California moved inland.

 (Stuart Palley / For the Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

A fallen tree on Seal Beach Boulevard on Friday afternoon. 

 (Stuart Palley / For The Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

Basil Bailey of Belmont Shores takes pictures of the incoming storm with gusty winds at the Seal Beach Pier Friday. “I love this weather,” said Bailey.

 (Stuart Palley / For the Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

A large eucalyptus tree toppled onto a carport, damaging vehicles in Goleta, Calif.

 (Mike Eliason / Associated Press)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

A few dozen pedestrians were on the Seal Beach Pier late Friday morning despite gusty winds as a large storm moved inland.

 (Stuart Palley / For the Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

Wind-swept waves crash into the pier in Seal Beach on Friday. 

 (Stuart Palley / For the Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

Golfers take cover from the rain Friday during the second round of the Genesis Open at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades.

 (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

Golfers and their caddies take cover from the rain during second-round action of the Genesis Open at the Riviera Country Club on Friday.

 (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

L.A. County sheriff’s Deputies Marcelo Sepulveda and Robert MacLean help a resident by putting wooden barriers between K-rails on Mel Canyon Road to protect homes from potential landslides in Duarte.

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

Carmen Oilvas packs her car with necessary items and her dog as she leaves her home on Mel Canyon Road under mandatory evacuation orders in Duarte.

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Major rainstorm rolls through SoCal

Winds from an incoming storm kick up sand along the beach in Seal Beach on Friday morning ahead of a large rainstorm.

 (Stuart Palley / For the Times)
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