Californians have been praying for rain, and this past weekend, they got what they wished for. Heavy rains invaded Southern California, and the amount of water was so extreme, flash flood warnings went into effect and a part of I-10 collapsed, shutting down traffic in both directions.
The heavy rainfall caused what looked like a crater or gully in the middle of I-10, and California Highway Patrol said that I-10 will be closed for some time, according to CNN. The I-10 collapse happened near Desert Center, which is 170 miles east of Los Angeles and 50 miles from the Arizona border. The I-10 freeway stood about 15 feet above the ground.
One driver was injured when the I-10 collapsed, and stranded others since the main roadway between Southern California and Arizona was cut off. Photos show a pickup truck that had fallen into the gully and that police and rescue crews were trying to remove.
Terri Kasinga, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Transportation, told Yahoo News as follows.
"Interstate 10 is closed completely and indefinitely. They won't even be able to begin assessing the damage until Monday."