- Associated Press - Sunday, March 6, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on a series of powerful storms moving across the West Coast after a dry spell (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

Authorities say a Northern California woman died after being trapped in a car that was submerged in floodwater.

KCRA-TV reports the woman was underwater for about 15 minutes Saturday night because it took divers some time to find the vehicle, which was under 6 to 8 feet of water.

The California Highway Patrol says the driver, who was able to get out of the car, was arrested for investigation of DUI and vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

Officers said 55-year-old Neng Yang of Sacramento drove around a road blockade on State Route 70 and entered the floodwater.

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12:00 p.m.

Emergency crews are working to restore power to thousands of customers throughout California after heavy wind knocked down trees and power lines.

PG&E; says at least 2,900 customers remain without power Sunday in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In Los Angeles, at least 1,600 customers are without electricity due to downed wires.

In Santa Cruz County, officials say several roads in the area are closed due to flooding and down trees.

People living along Soquel Creek and the Upper San Lorenzo River were evacuated to shelters Saturday night because of rising water.

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10:30 a.m.

Firefighters in Southern California rescued four people stranded along several areas of the Los Angeles River in the Encino area.

Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department tells City News Service firefighters were dispatched Sunday after receiving a report of a group people and a large dog being stranded in the Los Angeles River.

Fire officials say three other people were able to free themselves.

They say crews are clearing a homeless encampment in the area.

No injuries were reported.

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