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Numerous roads, highways closed by heavy overnight rains

December 22, 2010 |  6:40 am

A pickup driver was rescued after the vehicle was overcome by floodwaters in Hesperia.

Overnight rain, much of it centered in Orange County, have closed or partially shut down a number of major roadways.

They include:

California 241 toll road:  Mud in northbound lanes at California 133.

Pacific Coast Highway: Flooding in downtown Laguna Beach.

PCH: Blocked in western Malibu.

Ortega Highway: Closed in both directions at La Pata Avenue

Silverado Canyon Road: Closed by rockslides.

Brea Boulevard: Closed at Tonner Canyon Road.

Meanwhile, numerous smaller L.A. County roads were closed, including:

-- Angeles Forest Highway and nearby roads in the San Gabriel Mountains.
-- Avenue I from 90th Street East to 140th Street East.
-- Avenue J from 90th Street East to 140th Street East.
-- Avenue K from 90th Street East to 140th Street East.
-- Avenue N from 50th Street East to 7th Street East.
-- Avenue Q from 145th Street East to 180th Street East.
-- Avenue O from 105th Street East to 150th Street East.
-- Avenue S from Longview Road to 165th Street East.
-- Avenue T from Longview Road to 165th Street East.
-- Big Rock Creek Road from Valyermo Road to a point 5.5 miles south.
-- Fort Tejon Road from 235th Street East to Antelope Highway.
-- Palmdale Boulevard from 150th Street East to Longview Road.
-- 40th Street East from Avenue P to Avenue N.
-- 70th Street East from Palmdale Boulevard Boulevard to Avenue N.
-- 120th Street East from Avenue H to Avenue I.
-- 145th Street East from Avenue Q to Avenue O.
-- 150th Street East from Avenue M to Avenue M-12.


Flood watches in effect for much of Southland

Photos: Series of storms hits Southern California

Sheriff's officials warn foothill communities to keep roads clear

-- List compiled by City News Service

Photo: Floodwaters in Hesperia. Credit: KTLA News