After several days of heavy rainfall this week, landslides have inundated Studio City roads with roots, rocks and lots of mud.
Local residents remain stuck in their houses, as two to three inches of thick mud trapped people and their cars from getting out of Beckman Road, the main street affected by the landslide. In addition to the mud, rocks and tree roots made roads difficult to navigate.
One resident, UCLA professor Martin Monti, began digging his driveway gate free with a shovel, in an attempt to prevent more damage to his property.
Beckman, a private driveway, remained unnavigable to vehicle traffic on January 10. Monti says he worries that the city will not be able to provide adequate services to remove the mud from the road, as much of the street is private access for residents only.