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Rain causes flooding, slick roadways in parts of L.A. County

March 25, 2012 |  4:02 pm

The steady rainfall that doused Los Angeles County on Sunday afternoon and caused some flooding was expected to continue into the early evening hours and to taper off by Monday, National Weather Service officials said.

“Rainfall rates between one-third and two-thirds of an inch have occurred in one-half hour across West Los Angeles County ... creating local roadway flooding,” according to a 3 p.m. advisory from the weather agency. “Many roadway accidents have occurred on area roadways due to ponding on area roadways and slick pavement surfaces.”

Reduced visibility to about one-quarter of a mile was reported across the area, weather officials said.

Temperatures were much lower Sunday than Saturday, with highs near 60 in the coastal region and in the mid- to low 50s in the valleys. Winds were reported to be out of the southeast at 15 to 25 mph.

Monday will be dry and mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 60s, according to weather service predictions.

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-- Ann M. Simmons

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