February 26, 2010
FOREST ROADS TO CLOSE DUE TO STORMS,
EVACUATIONS POSSIBLE, NO PARKING RESTRICTIONS ENFORCED
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has announced that based on the current forecasted storms, it will close public access to all County roads within the Station Fire burn area today, Friday, February 26, 2010, at 4 p.m.
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.
Public Works will reopen the roads after the threat of rain or the storm systems have passed and debris and damage inspections of the roadways are completed.
Due to the forecasted storms, the Foothills Incident Unified Command is advising residents in at-risk burn areas that evacuations may also be ordered.
‘No Parking During Rain Event’ restrictions will also be enforced on posted streets in La Canada Flintridge and La Crescenta. Parking will not be allowed on streets during the entire rain event.
Residents are urged to continue to monitor news broadcasts, or visit the CARE website at www.dpwcare.org for further updates as this series of storms approach.
Residents, business owners including persons with access and functional needs may also call 211-la county for information and referral services regarding post disaster resources that are available to those affected by the floods and debris and mud flow. The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. 211 la county services can also be accessed by visiting www.211la.org.
Media Contacts: Bob Spencer, Chief of Public Affairs, DPW, (626) 703-7400
Ken Kondo, Office of Emergency Management, (213) 792-5128
Captain Mark Savage, LA County Fire Dept - 213.247.7014
Nicole Nishida, LA County Sheriff’s Dept - 323.810.1973