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CV Sheriff's Station Announces Road Closures

In the foothills we're getting rain Monday, but snow at the low elevations mean road closures in the mountains.

Due to the very low elevations of snow anticipated for Monday afternoon and evening, Los Angeles County Department of Public works is planning to close the following roadway segments prior to noon today:

  • Angeles Forest Highway–Aliso Canyon Road to State Route 2 (Angeles Crest Highway)
  • Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road–Angeles Forest Highway to State Route 2 (Angeles Crest Highway)
  • Big Tujunga Canyon Road–Vogel Flats Road to Angeles Forest Highway.

"Due to the short notice, we are closing gates on Angeles Forest Highway at Aliso Canyon Road and State Route 2, plus both sides of Upper Big Tujunga, but will not close gates on Big Tujunga Canyon Road (it will be posted ROAD CLOSED) in order to allow anyone in the closed area a low elevation route out,'' Lt. Angela Shpeherd of wrote in a prepared statement.

An additional closure - an annual closure - announced by Caltrans District 8 Monday is the section of State Route 2 between Vincents Gap and Islip Saddle, a favorite of motorcycle enthusiasts. This stretch of mountain highway, located west of Wrightwood, closes every winter due to potential avalanche activity and concern for motorist safety. It is expected to re-open in the spring.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

According to the National Weather Service's hazardous weather outlook, snow levels will fall to 3,500 feet Monday, then drop to 2,500 and 3,000 feet Monday night.

Cold temperatures and periods of snowfall will create hazardous driving conditions in the mountains through the Angeles National Forest until Tuesday morning. As for folks in the foothills, there's a chance of thunderstorms that could bring heavy rains and intermittent downpours. 

Residents can also visit the Coordinated Agency Recovery Effort website at www.dpwcare.org for further updates on road conditions or sign up through Public Works’ eNotify system to receive instant notifications.

Leslie Aitken December 12, 2011 at 07:13 PM
Some of the storm drains on Glenrose near Edison Elementary (who also has their debris piled on the street waiting for pick up) all ready are getting full. Not enough people up here know that the county IS NOT going to pick up debris. Most streets have green waste piled up with residents expecting it to be picked up. This is gonna be a mess I fear! If the county isn't going to pick it up, they need to send out a mailer informing all the residents. Not enough read the Patch or Blog to know this.
Lorraine Pozniak December 12, 2011 at 10:36 PM
Hey, Leslie...it was nice meeting you at Webster's Friday night...sorry I didn't make it to the library, though...I'll have to commission you to do a headband for me...God Willing... Now, back to the topic at hand...Apparently, the county IS picking up debris and cleaning the streets, per the "Has Your Street Been Cleaned Yet?" article that Dan posted at 12:12 pm today. As with the power restoration, it's a slow and tedious process, with major thoroughfares seemingly getting preference over smaller side streets. The priorities also seem to be jacked up, as well. East Mendocino near the golf-course had clean streets before we had power!

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