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Rain Causes Small Landslides In Malibu, Claremont:

Two small landslides at opposite ends of Los Angeles County marked the rapid passing of the season’s first rainstorm today.

In Malibu, both lanes of Encinal Canyon Road were reported blocked by mud and rocks at 1:15 a.m.

In Claremont, southbound lanes on the 3900 block of Mount Baldy Road were reported blocked by a debris flow around 5:05 a.m.

The Mount Baldy Road slide was just south of the first tunnel, according to the California Highway Patrol online incident log.

CHP Officer Tony Polizzi said there had been a significant increase in the number of accidents through Friday night and early today.

Most of the reported accidents involved solo vehicles on freeway entry and exit ramps, or on transition lanes between freeways, Polizzi said.

Rainfall totals for the 12 hours to 5 a.m. today ranged from 0.29 inches in Northridge to 1.61 inches at Los Angeles City College, according to the California Nevada River Forecast Center.

The Orange County Emergency Operations Center announced it had lifted its evacuation order for the burn area in Silverado Canyon at 4:30 a.m.

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