Southern California

November Storm: Evacuations, Road Closures

The first significant storm of the season is expected to bring heavy rain Thursday before taper off Friday

A November storm brought rain to parts of Southern California Thursday, forcing evacuations in wildfire burn areas due to mudflow concerns and road closures.

Note: The lists below will be updated.


Holy Fire Burn Area: All evacuation orders were lifted Friday morning.

Orange County: The Orange County Sheriff's Department lifted Thursday's mandatory evacuation order for residents of Trabuco Creek, along with the voluntary evacuation order for the Rose Canyon and Mystic Oaks/El North areas. Trabuco Canyon Road has been reopened in the area. 

Road Closures

Santa Monica: A crash closed all lanes on westbound lanes of the 10 Freeway in Santa Monica west of Fourth Street just before 4 p.m., the Santa Monica Fire Department reported. The road has reopened.

Ventura: Harbor Boulevard between Sanjon Road and the Ventura Pier was closed due to flooding

Simi Valley: Part of the 118 Freeway was closed early Thursday due to a crash in Simi Valley. The road has reopened.

Cahuenga Pass: Lanes on the 101 Freeway were closed near Barham Boulevard during the morning drive due to a crash. The road has reopened.

Eagle Rock: The eastbound side of the 134 Freeway was closed early Thursday due to an overturned big rig in the Eagle Rock area. The road has reopened.

Malibu: Heavy rain and rocks were reported on Kanan and Malibu Canyon roads, but no closures were in effect early Thursday.

Riverside County: Temescal Canyon Road was washed out in at least two locations -- between Horsethief Canyon Road and Indian Truck Trail, as well as between Glen Ivy Hot Springs and Trilogy Parkway, according to the Riverside County Department of Transportation.

School Closures

Pepperdine University: The campus was closed Thursday due to rain and road conditions.

Theme Park Closures

Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park and Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia were both closed Thursday due to the storm. 

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