California mudslides: At least 17 killed, hundreds still trapped

The mudslide struck the US Route 101 highway that connects Santa Barbara and Los Angeles near Montecito.

At least 17 people are dead, following mudslides triggered by heavy rain in southern California.

Authorities are mounting a rescue operation for hundreds of people stranded in the disaster zone.

Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from Montecito, California.