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Spring looks a lot like winter in Southern California

March 21, 2019
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A driver plows through a flooded portion of Del Amo Boulevard during a heavy thunder and hail storm in Long Beach, Calif., on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The first day of spring looked a lot like winter in Southern California, as yet another storm dumped heavy rain that flooded streets and briefly shut down highways. (Scott Varley/The Orange County Register via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The calendar says spring but a winter weather advisory remains in effect for Southern California mountains.

Snow continues to fall in the mountains Thursday and rain showers are falling elsewhere as a surprisingly vigorous system affects the region.

Winter ended Wednesday afternoon but a storm brought scattered deluges that flooded roads in parts of greater Los Angeles and pounded some communities with hail so heavy it resembled snow.

The National Weather Service says the winter weather advisory is in effect for the mountains of San Bernardino and Riverside counties until 8 p.m.

In the Death Valley region, State Route 190 was closed overnight by mudslides.