The Los Angeles County Public Works Department has advised that based on the forecast of snow and icy road conditions, it will close public access to the following road segments in the Angeles National Forest effective Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 3 a.m.:
• Angeles Forest Hwy from Aliso Canyon Rd to Angeles Crest Hwy (SR-2)
• Big Tujunga Canyon Rd from Angeles Forest Hwy to Vogel Flats
• Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Rd from Angeles Forest Hwy to Angles Crest Hwy (SR-2)
Local access will not be permitted until the road closures are lifted. The closures will remain in effect until the storm system has passed and the roads have been inspected.
Residents and motorists are urged to visit the CARE website at www.dpwcare.org for further updates on road conditions, or sign up to receive instant notifications through Public Works’ eNotify system at www.dpw.lacounty.gov. Residents and motorists can also follow Public Works @dpwCARE for additional information on road conditions.
Residents, business owners, and persons with access or functional needs may also call 2-1-1 for LA County information and referral services regarding post disaster resources that are available to those affected by the floods and debris and mudflow. The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24-hours a day and 7 days a week. 211 LA County Services can also be accessed by visiting www.211la.org.
*Enjoy Nature – Plan your Hike by filling out the Sheriff’s Department’s HIKING PLAN SHEET:
Hiking/Camping is a fun way to get family and friends together to enjoy the outdoors and to get some physical activity. However, you should always be prepared for the unexpected. You should tell family and friends what your plans are and provide a list of who will be going with you. That’s why the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind the residents of Los Angeles County that having a hiking / camping plan is crucial to survival in case of an emergency.
Before you leave, please fill out Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue – Hiking Plan sheet and provide to a loved one to hold onto just in case something happens to a member of your hiking/camping expedition. You can download the form by visiting:
If you would like more information on how to prepare for your hiking / camping trip, please visit the Center for Disease Control’s camping website at http://www.cdc.gov/family/camping/
The Montrose Search and Rescue Team personnel are reserve sheriff’s deputies who volunteer their time to help others for $1 a year, and who partner with sheriff’s civilian volunteers who volunteer for free. There are over 150 members of the eight Search and Rescue teams of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, who were activated for over 450 search and rescue missions last year, making it one of the most active counties for search and rescue missions in the nation. Reserve deputies and civilian volunteers are supervised by full-time sheriff’s deputies.
Did you know? There are over 850 LASD reserve sheriff’s deputies who work patrol, jails, search and rescue, motorcycle patrol, mounted posse, investigations, and more, as team members of the second largest policing agency in the nation. http://lasdreserve.org/
The Crescenta Valley Station Reserve Coordinator is Sergeant Burton Brink (818) 236-4018