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flooding(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

 

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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

 

Green Valley

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.”

 

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32 Comments

  1. Sherie Chan Sherie Chan says:

    Jim Berkebile are you guys ok??

  2. All kinds of rescues out that way. They showed on the news pictures of cars stuck in the mud. Also hearing of homes flooding and people stranded in Quartz hill, lake Hughes, and green valley. Also they said a school is flooded and people are trapped inside classrooms

  3. Jolene Dee Jolene Dee says:

    Christina Aguiar Jason Zzyzx Aguiar you guys good???

  4. We’re in San Diego. It’s nice and sunny here

  5. Erykah Groff Erykah Groff says:

    Mary Benz you guys ok?

  6. Donna Pauley Donna Pauley says:

    This is my alternate route?? Not tonight….

  7. Stay off the 5 north! Freeway stopped at Hasley Cyn.

  8. Jeff Forrest Jeff Forrest says:

    Re thinking moving out that way !

  9. My grandma in Quartz hill took this. It’s all flooded

  10. Is this really happening?

  11. Lisa Faye Lisa Faye says:

    It’s a mess all around, though still not a drop on this side!?

  12. Liz Crow be careful driving home if this is the way you go

  13. Helen Gast Helen Gast says:

    Jennifer MacWillie Duben is this affecting you?

  14. Crazy as a mad Hatter. We didn’t have a drop of rain out in Canyon country area

  15. Amy Martin Amy Martin says:

    My fear is that with this rain season coming, if it’s as bad as predicted, that there well be a flood equal to when the Mulholland Dam broke a century ago that killed the entire community that lived below it

  16. I know Rick, I was thinking the same thing, I’m sure a lot of Californians are 😁

  17. Robin Gear Robin Gear says:

    It’s going to be super crazy during winter with el Nino.

  18. Melissa says:

    Central Leona Valley rain gauge indicated 1.71 inches of rain in just a little more than 60 minutes. It was accompanied by large marble size hail. My husband is still trying to repair our 400 feet long dirt driveway which pretty much disappeared during the last heavy storm a few weeks ago. All to do again.

  19. Christina says:

    Joanne are you ok? Frieght fest buddy!!!

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