Flooding prompted the closure of the 5 Freeway in both directions at Sheldon Street, the California Highway Patrol said about 12:45 p.m. The freeway was reopened shortly before 6:30 p.m.
#SunValley: Flooding across all lanes of southbound I-5 near Sheldon St. Use an alternate route!— Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) February 2, 2019
Crews are using two water pumps at this location, but they are having trouble keeping up with the amount of rain fall front the storm. pic.twitter.com/18xi9uFHmq
The deluge impacted surface streets in Sun Valley as well. There was major flooding at the intersection at Tujunga Avenue and Goss Street.
It was so flooded at one point that the current carried two couches into the roadway. The rain water overflowed onto the sidewalks as well.
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