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Storm Brings Flooding To San Diego Region

Fire crews work to free two cars stuck because of rising water between Federal Boulevard and San Miguel Avenue in Lemon Grove, Nov. 3, 2015.
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Fire crews work to free two cars stuck because of rising water between Federal Boulevard and San Miguel Avenue in Lemon Grove, Nov. 3, 2015.

A heavy downpour brought flooding to several roadways in the San Diego region, Nov. 3, 2015.
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A heavy downpour brought flooding to several roadways in the San Diego region, Nov. 3, 2015.

UPDATE: 10 p.m. Nov. 3, 2015

National Weather Service has extended the flood advisory for San Diego County until 2 a.m. Wednesday. It was initially set to expire at 11 p.m. Tuesday.

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Thunder, lightning and a lot rain hit San Diego County Tuesday night, causing power outages and some flooding.

The California Highway Patrol said several cars were floating in water on Federal Boulevard at San Miguel Avenue in Lemon Grove. The floodwaters were as high as the hoods of the vehicles, with several of them stuck in the water, the CHP reported about 8:30 p.m.

Flooding also was reported at state Route 94 near College Avenue in Lemon Grove, the CHP said. In San Diego, Interstate 805 near state Route 52 also was flooded. San Diego police reported at 9:45 p.m. that several feet of water had collected on southbound state Route 163 at Interstate 8.

And with the flooding on the roadways, the CHP was responding to several crashes in the San Diego and El Cajon areas.

The storm also contributed to power outages, with San Diego Gas & Electric reporting around 8:30 p.m. that about 3,200 customers in Clairemont, Mission Valley and the Lake Murray area were without electricity.

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for San Diego County that was to be in effect until 11 p.m. In addition to San Diego and El Cajon, the weather service said flooding was expected in Chula Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, Encinitas, National City, La Mesa, Poway and Imperial Beach.

The forecast called for showers and isolated thunderstorms to continue overnight in San Diego County.