Road closures from flooding in Temecula, Anza, De Luz

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On Tuesday, March 21, just east of Temecula, Anza Road was shut down between De Portola and
Linda Rosea roads, a roughly half-mile stretch, when mud flows caked both sides
of the two-lane corridor around noon. An SUV driver was stuck in the muck until
a pickup truck driver pushed him clear of the mud, according to the California
Highway Patrol.
In the community of De Luz, west of Temecula, De Luz Road was closed
from Carancho Road down to the San Diego County line, covering almost 10 miles,
because segments of the road were flooded during downpours, officials said.
It was unclear how many residences in the outlying space were impacted
by the closure.
In the Temescal Valley area, Temescal Canyon Road was closed from
Horsethief Canyon Road to Indian Truck Trail at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday due to
It could not be confirmed whether the passages would be cleared,
repaired and reopened before the end of the week.