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Downpours cause flooding, road closures in Western Riverside County


Last updated 11/29/2018 at 2:01pm

LAKE ELSINORE - Intense downpours triggered flooding that prompted Riverside County officials to close several roads north of Lake Elsinore and south of Corona on Thursday, Nov. 29.

Temescal Canyon Road was washed out in at least two locations -- between Horsethief Canyon Road and Indian Truck Trail, as well as between Glen Ivy Hot Springs and Trilogy Parkway, according to the Riverside County Department of Transportation.

County officials closed a stretch of Temescal Canyon, stating the road may remain inaccessible until the spots dry out sometime Friday.

California Highway Patrol officers reported that the intersection of Lake Street and Temescal Canyon also was submerged in several feet of water, requesting that transportation crews cordon off the location for safety.

Flooding additionally was reported at the junction of the Corona (71) Expressway and the Riverside (91) Freeway in Corona, and CHP officers were assessing the risks to motorists.

In Cherry Valley, transportation officials shut down Brookside Avenue, between Cherry Avenue and Highland Springs Road, after heavy rains caused pooling at the location.

County fire personnel reported that eastbound storm cells traversing the Cleveland National Forest were producing heavy precipitation.

Mud flows were reported along the forest's eastern slopes, facing Lake Elsinore, but it was unclear if residential properties had been damaged.


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