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Heavy Rain Floods 710 Freeway In Compton; Hail Falls In Sun Valley; Power Outage In West Valley

COMPTON (CBSLA) – The first day of spring has brought heavy rain and hailstorms to the Compton area.
Around 2 p.m., the storm hovered over the 710 freeway at the Long Beach exit, flooding the road.
Vehicles on the 710 freeway, right under the 91 freeway, struggled to get through the inches of water.
The 710 freeway north and southbound lanes were closed and traffic was diverted to the 91 freeway.
Cars go through flooded roads on 710 freeway at Long Beach exit. (credit: CBSLA)
Side streets like Santa Fe and Del Amo Boulevards were also backed up with vehicles that were caught in the storm.
Hail, lightning, and even snow hit the Carson/Compton area, but oddly, the storm was contained to only a couple miles.
Caltrans crews were in the area helping and making sure nobody was in need of rescue.
No injuries have been reported at this time.
The unstable air and strange weather patterns had the entire area covered in white hail.
A major power outage was reported in the Canoga Park area possibly due to lightning striking a power pole at Saticoy St. and De Soto Ave. according to police.
Multiple traffic lights in the area were down.


Hail in Sun Valley #VillageChristian @CBSLA pic.twitter.com/bL6jBngeeI
— Kara Finnstrom (@KaraFinnstrom) March 20, 2019



Major power outage throughout the division possibly due to lightening striking a power pole at Saticoy and DeSoto Avenue. Multiple intersection traffic lights are completely out. Please drive carefully and stop… https://t.co/lPhAgdCQLP
— Sean Dinse (@LAPDSLODinse) March 20, 2019

The flood advisory over the Compton area has since expired but strange weather continues to spread throughout the Southland.
CBS2 reports that the unstable air moving in is bringing thunderstorms that can be expected to go into the evening.

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