Pickup Truck Stuck in Mudflow in Lake Hughes Area

Aerial footage showed a thick mudflow that reached half way up the pickup truck’s tires

By Willian Avila
|  Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014  |  Updated 5:49 PM PDT
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Truck Stuck in Mudflow in Lake Hughes Area

Crews were working to free a pickup truck that became stuck in mud after debris flow spilled onto a road in the Angeles National Forest on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

Crews were working to free a pickup truck that became stuck in mud after debris flow spilled onto a road in the Angeles National Forest on Wednesday afternoon.

The mud came down a hillside in the 42000 block of North Lake Hughes Road near Munz John Camp School in Lake Hughes, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Aerial footage showed thick mudflow that reached more than half way up the Nissan pickup truck’s tires. It was unclear whether the pickup was traveling on the road as the debris came down, or whether it tried to drive through the mud.

Fire officials said no one was injured.

The mountain community received scattered, light rain overnight.

Earlier this month, a powerful storm system caused flooding and triggered mudslides near Lake Hughes.

At least 13 homes south of Lake Hughes and Deeswood roads were ordered to evacuate.

The area is vulnerable because of last June's Powerhouse fire.

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