LA County officials announce possible road closures near burn areas

Los Angeles city officials announced possible road closures for the foothill communities near the Station Fire burn areas in advance of weekend storms.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works reported that it intends to close public access to all county roads within the affected area as of Friday at 10 p.m.

County officials are also advising homeowners in at-risk areas that evacuations may be ordered.

A department spokesperson said they will confirm the road closures tomorrow after analyzing the latest forecasts. Once the threat of rain has passed and safety inspections are completed, the roads will reopen.

The Angeles Forest Highway, Big Tujunga Canyon Road, and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road will be closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles county personnel. Residents living in the burn areas will not have access to the roads until the closures are lifted, officials said.

Parking restrictions will also be enforced on certain streets in La Canada Flintridge and La Crescenta during the storm.

County officials are urging anyone with questions to call 2-1-1 for information about post disaster resources that are available to those affected by the floods and debris and mud flow.

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