A mudslide has closed Pacific Coast Highway and other roads in and around Malibu, where heavy rain loosened hillsides scarred by last month’s wildfires.
At least one vehicle was stuck in the muck on PCH and multiple accidents were reported on flooded Los Angeles-area freeways as the storm moved through Thursday.
Debris flows closed canyon roads in a Malibu neighborhood that saw homes burned in November and mudslides during thunderstorms last week. No evacuation orders have been issued.
A portion of southbound State Route 170 in Los Angeles shut down during the morning commute after mud flowed onto the roadway.
The system, which is packing heavy winds, is expected to linger for much of the day before dissipating early Friday.