A dust storm may have caused a 14-car pileup on a desert freeway and a thunderstorm disrupted a mountain bike race as wild weather roars through Southern California.
Rain, lightning and some flooding are reported in the south and eastern inland areas, where flash flood watches and warnings are in effect through Saturday.
Authorities say blinding dust may have caused 10 big-rigs and four cars to collide around 10:30 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 40 in San Bernardino County. County fire's Otto Schramm says nine people had minor injuries in the Newberry Springs crash.
Schramm says firefighters also took about 60 people off a forest peak as a storm moved in during the Tour de Big Bear bicycle race. They were taken to shelter. It's unclear whether the race resumed.