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Updated: Mudslide and Flooding Shuts Down I-5 in Sun Valley
A mudslide and flooding in Sun Valley has blocked all northbound lanes and all but one lane of the southbound 5 Freeway in Sun Valley at Tuxford Street. KCAL9 also reported that one woman had to be rescued from her car.
Updated 3:00 p.m. Flooding and a mudslide has forced the shutdown of the Golden State Freeway in Sun Valley. All northbound lanes are closed at Glenoaks Blvd. where all traffic is being diverted, and only one southbound lane is open.
Northbound traffic is stopped from Alameda, and southbound traffic is stopped from the 170 freeway.
The cause of the mess hasn't been determined, but from the video taken by KCAL9 it seems there was an overflow of debris in a storm control channel right at the Lankershim Blvd. overpass. As the rain hit, the water had no place to go except onto the freeway.
Several cars have been caught in both the mud and water inundations, and one female looked to have been helped out of her car by a CHP officer.
Updated 3:08 p.m. Juan Galvan of the CHP told KCAL9 that all northbound lanes of the I-5 is shutdown and diverted at Glenoaks Blvd. and southbound lanes at Sunland Blvd.
Updated 3:30 p.m. ABC 7 is reporting that a broken water main could have flooded the embankment which caused the mudslide.
Meanwhile crews have started to clean up the debris on the freeway, but it looks like it will take well past the evening rush hour.
Updated 4:02 p.m DWP officials told KCAL 9 that it was a blockage of a flood control channel that caused the flooding and mudslide.