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Crews clearing debris after California storms; thousands stranded

By: Associated Press
August 4, 2014 Updated: August 4, 2014 at 7:46 am
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MOUNT BALDY, Calif. — Authorities say it could be several hours before roads are cleared and crews are able to reach about 2,500 people stranded after thunderstorms caused mountain mudslides in Southern California.

San Bernardino County Fire spokesman Ryan Beckers tells KABC-TV early Monday that crews are working to remove mud and rocks that are several feet deep on some roads.

To the west, officials say one person was found dead in a car that was swept into a rain-swollen creek in Mount Baldy. No other details were provided.

About 1,500 residents of Oak Glen, and another 1,000 residents of Forest Falls were unable to get out because of heavy debris flows.

The stranded include 500 children and adults at a campground.

Beckers says all residents are accounted for and no injuries are reported.

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