I-5 In Southern California Remains Closed After Flash Floods, Mudslides Strands Hundreds Of Vehicles


GRIEGO IS OFF. AND I’M FRANK MALLICOAT MORE FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TODAY… A STRONG STORM YESTERDAY TRIGGERED FLOODS AND MUDFLOWS… STRANDING TRUCKS AND CARS ON INTERSTATE FIVE NORTH OF LOS ANGELES. IN SOME SPOTS THE MUD IS FIVE FEET DEEP. THIS MORNING ALL LANES OF THE FREEWAY ARE CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS. SERENE BRANSON IS IN CASTAIC … WHERE MOTORISTS SAW MUD AND BOULDERS COME DOWN ONTO THE ROAD. CHYRONS: :00 Video from Dusti Fuson :15 Michael Natoli STRANDED DRIVER 1:05 (quick) Luis Pereira STRANDED PASSENGER Serene Braons/CBS News, Castaic, CA ((SCRIPT)) (HANDOUT VIDEO FROM DUSTI FUSON/PROVIDED TO KBAK/CBS) VIDEO SHARED ON SOCIAL MEDIA SHOWS A SUDDEN STORM THAT SENT MUD FLOWING ONTO THE FIVE FREEWAY-“the” MAIN CALIFORNIA NORTH-SOUTH ARTERY TRAPPING CARS AND STRANDING DRIVERS. (SOT: Michael Natoli/Stranded Driver) traffic came to stop sun cam out mud just started pouring down mountain and engulfed everything still kinda flowing MICHAEL NATOLI AND HIS BANDMATES WERE HEADED SOUTH FROM SAN JOSETHEIR BAND ‘TIMESHARES’ WAS SET TO PLAY THEIR FIRST LA SHOW TONIGHT WHEN THEY HIT THE WILD WEATHER. NATS 208 up the mountain mud just rolling down up there VIA FACETIME, THEY SHOWED US THE SCENE WHERE THEY’D BEEN SITTING FOR SEVERAL HOURS. 527 nats there are bulldozers tring to plow boulders out of road (SOT Eric Bedell/Stranded Passenger) I didn’t get too nervous until boulders stuck under and on top of cars THE MESS MEANT A TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE FOR MOTORISTS. (SOT: Luis Pereira) completely shut down stuck. So they’re urging drivers to plan accordingly, and avoid the area if possible. (On Cam Tag) Serene Branson, Castaic, California, for CBS News. CREWS ARE WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO FIX A GIANT SINKHOLE IN UNION CITY. AND FOR NOW…

6 thoughts on “I-5 In Southern California Remains Closed After Flash Floods, Mudslides Strands Hundreds Of Vehicles

  1. CBS SF, what's that short for? Complete Bull S**t, So F**ked.

    When California goes down very soon during the 7 year stress buildup on the faults, they will be very f**ked.

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