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Spring storm making its way through SoCal

March 25, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Friday morning's spring rainstorm is moving out. However, it's still pretty wet throughout the Southland and it's not over yet.

Interstate 15 was moving well in both directions. But there were some problems on the freeways earlier Friday, including four incidents on the I-15 near the base of the Cajon Pass.

In Lytle Creek, there was a lot of rain Thursday night. But Lytle Creek Road, which typically floods out during heavy storms, wasn't even close to flooding.

In the San Bernardino area, the rain was coming down pretty good along the 215 freeway Friday morning, but fortunately there were not a lot of incidents.

In the mountain communities, more snow has been added to what's already on the ground. Lake Arrowhead is covered in a blanket of white.

The rain also caused problems on the Ortega Highway through San Juan Capistrano. The hillside gave way Thursday morning, forcing intermittent shut downs.

The highway will be closed in both directions between the Nichols Institute access road and the Riverside County line from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and again starting at 8 p.m. Friday. The closures are expected to last through the weekend.

Weather-related damage can be seen in other areas as well. A tree branch in Reseda snapped in half on Thursday because of the wind and rain. A wind advisory remained in effect until 6 p.m. Friday with winds out of the southwest blowing 20 to 30 mph.

Drivers were urged to take it slow on the slippery roads.

The rain is expected to be fairly continuous throughout the day and into Saturday, with clearing by Sunday.

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