ACTON, CALIFORNIA (ALBOENEWS) — A massive flash flood engulfed the community of Acton, California, on Thursday evening, according to local media.
The flooding was caused by a sudden storm that buried the 14 Freeway in mud and water, trapping drivers and their vehicles.
Cars were stuck in water several feet deep.
According to ABC 30, “the rushing water washed out the intersection at Red Rover Mine Road and Sierra Highway, and then overflowed onto the 14. Cars continued trying to cross over the growing stream and avoid being washed away.”
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UPDATE: Authorities are working to rescue 200 passengers from a MetroLink train after it was stopped by the flash flooding, NBC Los Angeles reports.