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Powerful Storm Moves Through San Diego County
Monday, December 15, 2008
A powerful storm is moving through San Diego county and forecasters say the wintery weather is not over yet. The heavy rain that fell today was partially responsible for for an accident that claimed one life. A person was killed and another injured in the San Diego area when an armored truck rolled down an embankment. National Weather Service Forecaster Forecaster Stan Wasowski says its a typical winter storm that comes out of the gulf of Alaska.
Wasowski: It brought some cold air out of the Yukon Territories and its plunged it southward along the eastern Pacific. so we get our little share of winter weather here, we don't get many days out of the year, we always get at least a few in almost any year."
Wasowski says the rain will probably end overnight, but unsettled weather will remain through Wednesday.
The far reaching storm has hit California with rain and snow, snarling roads, triggering traffic fatalities, and forcing hundreds of people to flee homes in a suburb at risk of mudslides. Heavy rain also appears responsible for the collapse of an adult school's roof in Anaheim. Seven people were injured.
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