CARSON, Calif. (KABC) -- A quick, powerful storm dumped enough rain in parts of Los Angeles to cause street flooding in Compton, Carson and tie up the 710 Freeway.
Video footage showed cars and trucks carefully trying to pass through two inches or more of water in roadways.
Santa Fe Avenue was closed to traffic, and several drivers had to be rescued as their vehicles got stuck in several inches of water.
The 710 Freeway was shut down in both directions at the 91 interchange in the Compton-Paramount area.
There were also reports of some hail and lightning in the region.
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In Corona, the rain and hail came hammering down on one street, where many people's trash barrels were sent sailing away by the storm.
A hail storm took over the Cypress area for about 15 minutes, a shocking sight residents are not used to seeing.
The wild weather swept across parts of the Southland on the first day of spring.
Rain floods streets in Compton, shuts down 710 at 91
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