Miles of Southern California beach remained closed Tuesday from a sewage spill stemming from a major spring storm, and forecasters said California would get only a single day to dry out before wet weather rolled in again.
The weekend storm that dumped up to 10 inches of rain in some areas overwhelmed some sewage systems.
About 250,000 gallons of wastewater spilled into the Los Angeles River flood control channel in Studio City on Monday and ran 40 miles downstream to the ocean, prompting the city of Long Beach to close all of its beaches.
Yosemite National Park closed temporarily due to a power outage and roads blocked by heavy snow, fallen trees and mudslides. Several hundred tourists evacuated the park, although campers at six sites and 150 guests of park hotels chose to remain.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said the park will be without electricity for three to six days because a rock slide broke an integral transmission pole that serves Yosemite and El Portal, cutting power to 585 customers there. The utility must fly in a replacement pole by helicopter since snow is blocking vehicle access to the location, officials said.
All park access roads remained closed to traffic, park officials said, though one lane of Highway 120 is open for visitors wanting to leave the park.
Thirty-two people were rescued from Los Padres National Forest on Sunday and Monday. Additionally, a Boy Scout troop of 12 children and six adults was rescued Monday from Figueroa Mountain in Santa Barbara County. They were stranded overnight when creeks became impassable.
And a rock slide has blocked the only road in and out of a neighborhood in the Santa Cruz mountains. Clearing the slide could take anywhere from a day to two weeks, officials said.