(Above: Road closures, 6 p.m.)
Updates 8:30 p.m.:
CHP is routing I-5 traffic up San Francisquito Canyon Road to Elizabeth Lake Road to Johnson Road and into Lancaster.
Elizabeth Lake Road east of Godde Hill Road is impassable.
San Francisquito Canyon Road is open all the way from Copper Hill to Elizabeth Lake Road, but expect lots of mud.
One lane of Bouquet Canyon Road *might* be open to 4-wheel drive vehicles north of Spunky Canyon Road.
Los Angeles County Public Works crews expect it to take a few days to clear away all of the mud.
Road closures as of 6:38pm:
Lake Elizabeth / Lake Hughes
Munz Ranch Road: Elizabeth Lake Road to Lancaster Road
Lancaster Road: Munz Ranch Road to 110th St West
Elizabeth Lake Road: Munz Ranch to Ranch Club Road
Johnson Road at 110th St West/Avenue K
Lake Hughes Road: Dry Gulch Road to Elizabeth Lake Road
Elizabeth Lake Road: Closed at 25th Street West
Godde Hill Road: Closed at 60th St West / Avenue N
Bouquet Canyon Road: Closed at Vasquez Canyon Road
San Francisquito Canyon Road: Spunky Canyon to Elizabeth Lake Road
Spunky Canyon Road: ALL
Emergency officials are reporting flash flooding in the Lake Hughes area.
California Highway Patrol officials have closed San Francisquito Canyon Road from Elizabeth Lake Road to Spunky Canyon Road.
CHP is also closing Elizabeth Lake Road at Bouquet Canyon Road because of 5 to 6 inches of water on the road. Elizabeth Lake Road in the vicinity of Godde Hill Road is overtaken with mud and debris, hindering emergency crews that are trying to get to people who are stranded in the area, including some who are stuck in cars.
The National Weather Service in Oxnard has issued a flash flood/ thunderstorm warning for north central Los Angeles County including Lancaster, Palmdale, Leona Valley, Highway 14 and Highway 138.
The storm is capable of producing quarter size hail, damaging winds in excess of 60 mph, very heavy rainfall and frequent lightning, according to the warning.
If you are in the path of this storm, prepare immediately for large hail and damaging winds. People outside should move to a shelter, preferably inside a strong building and away from windows, according to the report. Heavy rains flood roads quickly so do not drive into areas where water covers the road.
Statement from Sen. Sharon Runner:
“Many of my constituents have been affected by the severe flooding and mudslides currently taking place across my district. My office is monitoring the situation closely and is ready to work with the Governor’s office to ensure the state’s full resources are utilized to help Los Angeles County. I am sincerely grateful for the first responders and emergency personnel assisting with the situation and will be praying for the safety of all involved.”