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710 Freeway flooded for second straight day [Updated]

January 20, 2010 |  6:06 pm

710flooding For the second day, the 710 Freeway was blocked by flooding.

The 710 south at around Alondra Boulevard in Compton is jammed, with all but one lane flooded. The freeway was backing up rapidly, and it was unclear when the floodwaters would recede. [Updated at 5 p.m.: Flooding was also reported on the 710 near Willow Street in Long Beach.]

On Tuesday, the 710 at Willow Street was flooding, stranding motorists. Some drivers said it took more than two hours to take what should be a 10- to 20-minute trip.

Also this afternoon, the roof of an industrial building in Paramount collapsed because of the storm, authorities said.

Los Angeles County firefighters were dispatched to the 14000 block of South Orange Avenue, where they found that a 20- by 20-foot section of the roof of a two-story building in a business complex had collapsed, according to Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Matt Levesque. No injuries were reported.

-- Tony Barboza and Rong-Gong Lin II

Photo: The 710 Freeway was flooded in Long Beach. Credit: KTLA