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California evacuees go home after weather improves

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Residents allowed to return to homes north of Los Angeles after mudslides
  • No injuries have been reported but some roads remain closed
  • More than 100 vehicles stranded on Angeles Crest Highway were moved
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Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Residents of 44 homes evacuated because of potential mud and debris slides triggered by heavy rains north of Los Angeles were allowed to return home Sunday after the weather improved, authorities said.

All storm-related evacuation orders were lifted, specifically applying to the homes in the La Canada Flintridge-Tujunga area, said Los Angeles Fire Capt. Mark Savage.

Some roads remained closed as crews work to remove debris, he said, but could be reopened in the next 24 hours.

The mud and rock slides stranded more than 100 vehicles Saturday on the Angeles Crest Highway in Angeles National Forest. Authorities were able to move the cars and their passengers elsewhere, putting them in a caravan behind a California Department of Transportation Truck, Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Matt Levesque told CNN. No one was injured.

The highway remained closed on Sunday -- a regular event in winter because of snowfall in the San Gabriel mountains.

CNN's Nick Valencia and Irving Last contributed to this report.

 
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