Heavy rain floods LAX and southland

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Heavy rain floods LAX and southland
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (BDCi) – Flooding from heavy rain in the southland has slowed traffic at Los Angeles International Airport including the Sepulveda tunnel.

The weather also caused some delays on departure traffic destined to Newark International Airport, Newark, NJ (EWR) and it is currently experiencing delays averaging 38 minutes.

The departure traffic destined to San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA (SFO) is currently experiencing delays averaging 1 hour and 16 minutes.

Flights are experiencing gate hold and taxi delays lasting 15 minutes or less.

Traffic on the LAX are is also experiencing some stoppage, parts of Century Blvd. and World Way, streets leading to the airport are experiencing about 30 minutes delay.

BDCi News were able to get some footage of fire trucks that were called into Northbound of Sepulveda Blvd tunnel where some cars were stalled.

According to LAX officials some minor car accidents were reported.

By Janete Weinstein and Natania Levine
Image Lisa Villacres
Source FAA & LADOT
20 November 2011
2:22 p.m. PST

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