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Washout repair completed on I-10 in Southern California

California Desert Floods
Posted at 12:16 PM, Aug 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-29 15:16:00-04

DESERT CENTER, Calif. (AP) — Highway workers have opened a second lane for travel on the main route from Los Angeles east to Phoenix after repairing damage caused by monsoonal flooding last week.

The second lane was restored on Interstate 10 near Desert Center, the California Department of Transportation announced on social media early Sunday.

On Aug. 24, monsoonal thunderstorms unleashed flooding that damaged eastbound lanes that were serving as a detour past an ongoing construction site.

Eastbound traffic was completely blocked until Caltrans was able to open one lane the next morning, but warned of heavy delays.