A “bomb cyclone” that has hammered much of northern and central California reached West Orange County on Wednesday evening and much of Thursday.
It knocked out electrical power at several locations across the county, flooded and closed roads and trimmed the operating hours of amusement parks.
In Huntington Beach, the Pacific Coast Highway’s inland lanes were flooded between Seapointe Street and Warner Avenue. The northbound San Diego (405) Freeway offramp to Warner Avenue was closed due to flooding, as was the northbound 405 offramp to Westminster Boulevard and the outside lane of the southbound 405 at Westminster Boulevard.
In Buena Park, Knott’s Berry Farm was closed, and in Anaheim, Disneyland planned to close an hour early today (Thursday), 11 p.m. instead of midnight.
The forecast for the West Orange County area calls for a temporary relief from the wet stuff. Friday is expected to be partly cloudy with a daytime high of 63 and an overnight low of 44. Saturday should be mostly cloudy (65/47) and Sunday is expected to be partly cloudy (65/51).
Rain is expected to return on Monday and Tuesday.
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