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Flood advisory issued for parts of L.A. County

November 20, 2011 |  2:03 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory Sunday for Long Beach and downtown Los Angeles as well as the L.A. County communities of Tujunga, Sunland, Sierra Madre, Lake View Terrace, La Crescenta, La Cañada Flintridge, Monterey Park, Diamond Bar and Acton.

The advisory is in effect through 4 p.m. 

The weather service continued to predict moderate to heavy rains through the afternoon, with the heaviest rains centered in the Santa Monica Mountains and the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Already, the rain has kept California Highway Patrol officers busy with fender-benders caused by the slick roadways starting at about 10 a.m., said Officer Ed Jacobs. The collisions have been concentrated in the western part of the county and so far have involved only minor injuries.

In one incident, a semi truck slid off the eastbound 118 Freeway at Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Pacoima at about 11 a.m. The truck fell down an embankment onto a surface street and overturned, striking a power pole. The driver sustained minor injuries.


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Photo: After several months of shifting, a large section of Paseo Del Mar in San Pedro slid into the ocean late Sunday afternoon. Credit: Chuck Bennett / Daily Breeze