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California mudslides bury major highways

Rainstorms in the US state of California set off mudslides that stranded vehicles on two main highways, no injuries or deaths were report

Quelle:: DPA and EPA

Vehicles stuck in the mud on California State Route 58, California, USA,16 October 2015
Vehicles stuck in the mud on California State Route 58, California, USA,16 October 2015

Dozens of cars were caught in mudslides on two major highways in California, after heavy rainfall hit the area around Lake Hughes and Elizabeth Lake, 120 kilometres north of Los Angeles. 

The storm arrived on Thursday, 15 October, with torrential rains and golf ball-sized hail taking residents in the drought-stricken region by surprise.

Around 200 vehicles remained stuck in the mud after a series of violent rainstorms in California, USA, 16 October 2015
Around 200 vehicles remained stuck in the mud after a series of violent rainstorms in California, USA, 16 October 2015
EPA

Luckily, no one was injured by the storms or the mudslides that followed, but according to reports 14 people were rescued from the rooftops of their cars on Interstate 5, California's main north-south artery.

The mudslide caused damage to dozens of vehicles, leaving them stranded overnight, California, USA, 16 October 2015
The mudslide caused damage to dozens of vehicles, leaving them stranded overnight, California, USA, 16 October 2015
EPA

The area also experienced flash floods, with more than 7 centimeters of rain pouring in just 30 minutes and roads east of the mudslide turning into coursing rivers.

About 60 kilometres of Interstate 5 remained closed on Friday,16 October,
About 60 kilometres of Interstate 5 remained closed on Friday,16 October,
EPA

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