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Flooding Leads To Closures Around Sepulveda Basin, LAX

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Flooding from heavy storm that drenched the Southland Sunday night prompted the closure of the Sepulveda Dam and Recreation Area, as well as several surrounding streets, along with the Sepulveda Tunnel near LAX, police said.

Street closures included Burbank Boulevard east of Balboa and at the San Diego (405) Freeway, according to Rudolph Valadez of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Southbound lanes were also closed on Woodley Avenue from Victory Boulevard.

Several vehicles stalled on flooded streets, and police advised motorists to slow down, avoid puddles and, if possible, stay off the roads during the storm.

The Sepulveda Tunnel near Los Angeles International Airport was also closed due to flooding, according to police.

Alternate routes to LAX include Aviation Boulevard east of Sepulveda or Pershing Boulevard west of Sepulveda.

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