CA storm leaves outages, crews work to save driver


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Crews are working to rescue an injured driver whose truck plunged 300 feet off a Southern California mountain highway during a weekend of stormy weather.

The pickup was spotted on the snow-covered slope below Angeles Forest Highway early Monday. Los Angeles County sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says the driver may have critical injuries.

Elsewhere, Californians are cleaning up from Sunday's storm, which left thousands without power, toppled power poles and trees, caused a rock slide and ended the Auto Club 400 NASCAR race 71 laps early.

Power company officials in Southern California say about 6,500 customers are still in the dark.

The storm dumped nearly an inch of rain in downtown Los Angeles and up to 3 inches in Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountains.