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Storm triggers road closures across SoCal

February 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The California Highway Patrol has shut down the 5 Freeway in both directions at Lake Hughes Road along the Grapevine. Due to poor driving conditions, it'll remain closed til further notice.

California Highway Patrol is running escorts along the northbound Interstate 15 at Dale Evans Parkway in Apple Valley after all lanes were closed due to an accident involving a handful of vehicles.

Public access to several county roads within the Station Fire burn area were closed to traffic Saturday as a result of a snow and icy road conditions, but some roads were partially reopened.

The closures began at noon Friday. According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, the following roads are closed:

  • Mount Wilson Road from Angeles Crest Highway
  • Mount Baldy Road to Glendora Mountain Road
  • Table Mountain Road from Angeles Crest Highway
  • Angeles Forest Highway from Aliso Canyon Road to Angeles Crest Highway
  • Big Tujunga Canyon Road from Big Tujunga Dam to Angeles Forest Highway
  • Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road

To allow snow-enthusiasts to reach fresh powder, Public Works officials said they plan to prioritize the opening of Big Tujunga Canyon Road from Big Tujunga Dam to Angeles Forest Highway and Angeles Forest Highway from Big Tujunga Canyon Road to Angeles Crest Highway.

Limited access is currently available on the following partially opened roads:

  • Johnson Road from 110th Street West to Elizabeth Lake Road
  • San Francisquito Canyon Road from Elizabeth Lake Road to Pelton
  • Elizabeth Lake Road from Bouquet Canyon Road to Lake Hughes Road
  • Spunky Canyon from Bouquet Canyon Road to Elizabeth Lake to Green Valley
  • Largo Vista from Fort Tejon Road to Big Pines Highway

Residents, business owners and persons with access or functional needs can call 211 for Los Angeles County information and referral services regarding post disaster resources that are available to those affected by the floods and debris and mudflows.

The toll-free 211 is available 24 hours day, seven days a week.

Updates on road conditions and closures are available online at www.dpwcare.org.