Snow and icy road conditions expected this week have prompted Los Angeles County authorities to plan several forest road closures starting Tuesday.
The National Weather Service reports that Southern California could see near-freezing temperatures beginning Monday night.
The mountains, valleys and coasts of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties will see very cold temperatures through Sunday, with a chance of showers and low-altitude snow Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the weather service.
Temperatures could drop as low as the mid-20s to mid-30s in the valleys on New Year's Day.
In response, the L.A. County Department of Public Works said it would close public access to the following roads in the Angeles National Forest starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday:
- Angeles Forest Highway between Aliso Canyon Road and Angeles Crest Highway (SR-2)
- Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road between Angeles Forest Highway and SR-2 (Angeles Crest Highway)
- Big Tujunga Canyon Road between Vogel Flats Road and Angeles Forest Highway
The closures will remain in effect until the storm has passed and roads have been inspected, according to DPW.