December 10, 2009 Media Contacts: Bob Spencer, Chief of Public Affairs, DPW
Gary Boze, PIO, DPW
ANGELES FOREST ROADS PREPARE TO RE-CLOSE DUE TO
ANTICIPATED WEEKEND STORM
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has announced that based on the current forecasted weekend storm, it intends to close public access to all County roads within the Station Fire burn area as of Friday night, 11:59 p.m., December 11, 2009.
Public Works will confirm the road closure tomorrow, Friday, once the latest weather forecasts have been analyzed. The roads will reopen after the threat of rain or the storm system has passed and debris and damage inspections of the roadways are completed.
As a result, the Angeles Forest Highway, Big Tujunga Canyon Road, and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road, will be closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles and DPW personnel. Residents living in the burn areas will not be permitted to use the roads until the closures are lifted.
Bob Spencer, Public Affairs Manager for Public Works, reminded residents that during the winter storm season these roads would be closed when moderate to heavy rainfalls are forecasted for the area.
“The safety of motorists using these roads is our number one priority,” Spencer said. “We urge residents to continue to monitor news broadcasts, or visit the CARE website at www.dpwcare.org for further updates as this weekend storm front approaches.”