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Storms close roads across Orange County

December 22, 2010 |  9:08 am

Mudslides and flooding led to several road closures across Orange County on Wednesday.

The California Highway Patrol said some cars were stuck when mud flowed across the northbound lanes of California 241 in eastern Orange County. The northbound toll road is now closed north of the interchange with California 133, a CHP spokeswoman said.  

Other closures included Silverado Canyon Road, which was closed due to major flooding and rockslides, and Laguna Canyon Road, which was closed from the San Diego 405 Freeway to the coast

In downtown Laguna Beach, a stretch of Pacific Coast Highway was under several feet of water. In southern Newport Beach, mud had blocked the northbound lanes near El Morro Elementary School.

RELATED:

Flood watches in effect for much of Southland

Mudslides spur evacuations of Orange County canyons

Laguna Beach shop owners assess damage during break in the rain

-- Kate Linthicum

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