LOS ANGELES (AP) — A winter storm unleashed mudslides in Southern California wildfire burn areas and trapped motorists on a major highway, and the northern part of the state is bracing for more wet weather.
Saturday's deluge loosened hillsides in Malibu where a major fire burned last year, clogging the Pacific Coast Highway with mud and debris.
The scenic route remains closed Sunday as crews tow away trapped cars and clear lanes. No injuries are reported.
Rainfall caused delays Saturday at San Francisco International Airport.
Forecasters say another strong system will bring rain and snow to Northern California beginning late Sunday.
Motorists are urged to use caution on mountain roads, where up to 4 feet (1.2 meters) of snow could fall in the Sierra Nevada
PCH is now closed from Las Posas Rd in Ventura County to Encinal Canyon Rd in Malibu until at least Jan. 6 due to mudslides & flooding. Caltrans maintenance crews are on-scene assisting with clean up. Here are some photos from the PCH and Decker Cyn Rd, and PCH @ Yerba Buena Rd. pic.twitter.com/oIS4gbzRhC
— Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) January 6, 2019