LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Freeways throughout Southern California are bearing the brunt of a fourth day of heavy rainfall with flooded lanes and closures due to major crashes.
Several freeways were closed early Thursday due to flooding, including the 110 Freeway into Pasadena and the 10 Freeway between the 110 and 60 freeways.
The northbound 101 to the westbound 10 freeways, and the connector to the northbound 101 and eastbound 10 were flooded, and both closed until further notice.
Slick roadways are expected to complicate much of the morning commute. A big rig jackknifed on the southbound 5 Freeway at Calgrove, while a spinout on the northbound 5 to the westbound 118 freeway had several lanes blocked. Both crashes were cleared, and those lanes have since been reopened.
Surface streets were hit hard by the heavy rain as well. Garvey Avenue between Valley Boulevard and Durfee Avenue in El Monte had to be shut down because of flooding, and there’s no word on when it might reopen.
In Los Angeles, the Department of Transportation said they were working to restore signals in more than a dozen intersections, including along Santa Monica Boulevard, Centinela Avenue, Sepulveda Boulevard, Century Boulevard and on Broadway.