Flash Flood Warnings for LA County, Mudslides Shut Down PCH

Pacific Coast Highway was shut down in both directions Saturday night in Ventura County due to mudslides covering both sides of the famous California roadway, according to the Ventura County California Highway Patrol.

PCH was closed from Las Posas Road in Ventura County to Encinal Canyon Road in Malibu until at least Sunday due to mudslides and flooding, according to Caltrans. 

In addition, Flash Flood Warnings were issued across Southern California, including for Woolsey Fire burn areas of the city of Malibu, Agoura Hills, Oak Park and Westlake Village, along with PCH, according to the National Weather Service based in Oxnard.

Flooding and debris flow were affecting the Woolsey Fire burn area, according to the Moorpark CHP, and the agency advised the public to stay away from the area.

Firefighters were on the scene of a 40-foot wide debris flow near Yerba Buena Road and PCH, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. The VCFD also stated that PCH was closed southbound at Las Posas Road.

Later Saturday night, Flash Flood Warnings were extended to southern portions of LA County, including Long Beach, Norwalk, Carson, Cerritos, Signal Hill, Gardena and Compton, according to the National Weather Service. The Flash Flood Warning for the southern part of LA County was expected to be in effect until 12:45 a.m. on Sunday with rainfall rates of 0.30 to 0.62 inches expected over a 30-minute period, the NWS said.

In addition, portions of Orange County were also under a Flood Advisory until early Sunday morning, according to NBC4 Meteorologist David Biggar.

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