In the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, the winds and rain were blamed for downing power lines along a busy stretch of Sepulveda Boulevard that fell on a car underneath. The driver was electrocuted, Los Angeles police said.
Interstate 5, the major north-south artery through California, was flooded near Los Angeles with water as deep as about five feet. Rush-hour traffic came to a crawl as California Highway Patrol officers guided motorists to offramps But drivers of big-rig trucks, taking advantage of their high clearance, waded through waters that almost rose to their hoods at times.
As the worst of the storm struck in the early afternoon, work crews — from fire departments, Caltrans and public works departments — were deployed throughout the region to respond to traffic accidents, downed trees and power lines and flooding as a result of the heavy rain.
In Victorville, a desert community east of Los Angeles, several vehicles were swept away by rushing water. One motorists was rescued from atop their vehicle. But San Bernardino County firefighters say one motorist died when their car was submerged.
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