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Strongest Storm of the Season Prompts Evacuations, Road Closures

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    Strongest Storm of the Season Prompts Evacuations, Road Closures
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    SANTA CLARITA, CA - JANUARY 23: A truck drives by a flooded street during a rain storm on January 23, 2017 in Santa Clarita, California. Heavy rains pounded Southern California over the weekend causing flooding, mudslides and bringing down trees in the region. The rains are expected to taper off by end of day on Monday. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Evacuations and road closures were in place across Southern California as the region prepared for what is expected to be the strongest storm of the season Friday. With high expectations for steady rainfall, the powerful storm brings concerns about landslides, especially near burn scars. Here is a list of evacuations, alerts and road closures in place. 

    Evacuations

    Camarillo Springs

    A voluntary evacuation order was issued for residents in Camarillo Springs Divisions A, B, C and D between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Friday.

    A voluntary evacuation order was in place Friday between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. in Camarillo Springs Divisions A, B, C and D.
    Photo credit: Ventura County Sheriff Office of Emergency Services

    An emergency evacuation shelter will be established at the Leisure Village Recreation Building, 1200 Leisure Village Drive. 

    Duarte

    Duarte city officials declared a "red alert" for the Fish Fire burn area, which means mandatory evacuations went into effect at 7 a.m. Friday. Evacuations were issued to 180 homes in the community, but that number was updated to about 202 homes early Friday afternoon.  

    An evacuation center was established at the City Hall Community Center, 1600 Huntington Drive.

    Saturday morning at 8 a.m., the mandatory evacuation orders were lifted, updating Duarte's status to a Yellow Alert. 

    Glendora

    The city of Glendora raised the Alert Status for the Colby Fire burn area to yellow on Thursday ahead of the storm. 

    Glendora police noted rain-related parking restrictions were in effect, and directed residents to remove cars and trash bins from the street.

    Santa Clarita

    The Sand Fire burn scar area in the Santa Clarita Valley will be at a heightened state of alert starting at 7 a.m. Friday.

    Goleta

    An evacuation warning was issued in the Santa Barbara County city of Goleta early Friday afternoon for Robin Hill Road and its immediate surrounding areas due to an increased risk of flooding. The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management asked residents who live in the location to voluntarily evacuate.

    Silverado Canyon

    A voluntary evacuation was in place for the Silverado Fire burn area in Orange County between 9 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday The advisory applied to residents who live east of 30311 Silverado Canyon Road. 

    A care and reception shelter for evacuated residents was opened at the Silverado Community Center, 27641 Silverado Canyon Road. Residents were reminded animals, aside from service animals, will not be permitted in the shelter.

    Road Closures

    • Bouquet Canyon Road, between gates located about six miles south of Spunky Canyon Road to two miles north of Vasquez Canyon Road, was closed on Thursday night and will remain closed until Sunday.
    • Angeles Forest Highway, between Aliso Canyon Road and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road, was closed early Friday.
    • Santa Anita Canyon was closed from Arno Drive to Chantry Flats starting Friday.
    • Del Valle Road was closed early Friday afternoon in the Val Verde community due to flooding. 
    • Hasley Canyon Road was closed early Friday afternoon in Val Verde and Castaic communities due to flooding.
    • Santa Clarita roads including Sand Canyon Road at Iron Canyon Road; Soledad Canyon Road from Agua Dulce Canyon Road to Crown Valley Road.

    The latest updates on road closures in Los Angeles County are also listed on the Department of Public Works Website.

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