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Winter storm soaks Coachella Valley

Our first winter storm caused a major headache for some drivers and damage to roadways and power poles.

Parents who were watching their girls play in the La Quinta AYSO soccer tournament found shelter under umbrellas while their girls played in the rain.Check out our weather section for the latest storm updates

On Highway 74 in Palm Desert, drivers needed to watch out for fallen rocks and debris from small rockslides.In Cathedral City crews with Southern California Edison needed to make repairs to a power pole that had caught fire after an electricity arc caused by the rain.Many roadways became increasingly dangerous as the storm continued to hammer the desert Tuesday evening.

In Palm Springs: Vista Chino Drive was OPEN through the wash, but it’s #2 westbound lane was closed due to water on the road.

Gene Autry Trail and Indian Canyon Drive were both OPEN, but the #2 southbound lane of Indian Canyon through the wash was closed due to the flooded roadway.

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