LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A second storm bore down on Southern California Wednesday, soaking roads and leading to a spike in freeway spinouts and causing mudslides in some areas.
According to the National Weather Service, a quarter of an inch an hour is expected from this latest storm.READ MORE: LA County To Expand Access To Coronavirus Vaccine To More Essential Workers Starting Monday
California Highway Patrol officials say not only are they responding to an increase in rain-related crashes, they are also having to clear the Malibu Canyon tunnel on Kanan Road after mud and boulders slid onto the roadway.READ MORE: Meet The Giltinis: LA's New Rugby Team to Open Play At Coliseum March 20
Downtown Los Angeles has received more than seven inches of rain since October, two inches above normal.
A flash flood advisory was issued for recent burn areas along the foothills through Wednesday morning.
A third storm is forecast to move through Southern California Wednesday night and Thursday, but at lower elevations and temperatures.MORE NEWS: High Winds Expected To Continue Through Sunday For Parts Of SoCal
“Accumulating snows down to 4,000-foot elevations are possible, with mountain roadways such as the Tejon Pass and Highway 33 impacted,” an NWS statement said.