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LA's Rain Isn't Over Yet. Scattered Showers And Flooding Will Linger Through Tuesday

Pacific Coast Highway was flooded near Broad Beach Road near Malibu, leading to a full closure on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (Courtesy Caltrans via Twitter)
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The heavy rain and high wind warnings have passed, but another storm system is lingering in Southern California through Tuesday, bringing the risk of more flooding and debris flows near wildfire burn zones.

According to the National Weather Service, two more inches of rain will fall before Tuesday, and snow levels could drop to 3,000 feet, possibly impacting the Grapevine on I-5. Light to moderate showers are expected to continue throughout Monday night.

In Ventura County, Pacific Coast Highway is open from Broad Beach Road to Las Posas due to debris on the road, after being closed all morning. All lanes of Topanga Canyon Bouleard are also open, after closing this morning following a mudslide.

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In Ojai, a massive boulder came loose and tumbled down onto State Route 150, leading to a full closure.

The northbound 405 connector to the westbound 118 is closed due to flooding. CalTrans also offers this full list of closures:

The preceding weekend's stormtoppled trees, flooded roadways and caused plenty of traffic chaos. Many parts of the Los Angeles Basin received 3 to 5 inches of rain.

All that wet weather has been great for getting the region well above its rainfall goals. As of Monday, the greater Los Angeles area has received more than 80 percent of the rain it gets in a normal water year (measured from October to the following September). In a typical year, we'd have just over half of our rain at this point in time.


For updates throughout the day, including lists of road closures, evacuation orders, and flood warnings, check the following agency sites:

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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6:13 p.m.: This article was updated with information about Topanga Canyon reopening and showers continuing throughout Monday night.

2:16 p.m.: This article was updated with information about PCH reopening.

1:56 p.m.: This article was updated with information about a closure on the 405.

1:42 p.m.: This article was updated with a full list of road closures from CalTrans.

12:25 p.m.: This article was updated with new information about a road closure in Ojai.

10:38 a.m.: This article was updated with information about a closure of PCH in Ventura County.

This article was originally published at 7:52 a.m.

Jessica P. Ogilvie contributed to this report.

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