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Some forest roads still shut from rain damage

Heavy mid-January rains caused landsides and road washouts along SR-2 in the Angeles National Forest. As crews work to repair the extensive rain damage, roads from La Canada Flintridge to Mount Wilson Road will remain closed until fall 2010

July 10, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Rain damaged roads from La Canada Flintridge to Mount Wilson Road will remain closed until fall 2010, Caltrans said.

At several locations along SR-2, the asphalt, the soil under the roadway and the drainage systems have been washed away leaving large gaps. Crews are working to reinforce the soil and build support structures under the highway to rebuild the road. They're also reinstalling drainage systems.

Caltrans estimates that some gaps along the highway are as large as 100 feet long and 200 feet deep.

Though repair work continues on the highway at lower elevations, the highway is open at higher elevations from Mount Wilson Road to State Route 138 near Wrightwood.

The intersection between SR-2 and the Angeles Forest Highway will remain closed. Heavy mid-January rains caused landsides and road washouts along SR-2 in the Angeles National Forest.

County roads like Angeles Forest Highway, Big Tujunga Canyon Road and Upper Big Tujunga leading to SR-2 are open to the public, but they're construction zones, so drivers should expect delays.

Those seeking further information about county roads should contact the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works at (626) 458-5100.


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