Los Angeles County Public Works officials closed a section of Bouquet Canyon Road on Saturday due to expected heavy rainfall.
Bouquet Canyon Road is closed from two miles north of Vasquez Canyon Road to six miles south of Spunky Canyon Road.
Officials expect to reopen the road at 10 a.m. Sunday.
The National Weather Service called for a 40 percent chance of rain in the Santa Clarita Valley Saturday afternoon, with a high temperature of 55 degrees.
The NWS predicts a 90 percent chance of rain in the SCV Saturday night, diminishing to 30 percent Sunday morning. A high temperature of 56 degrees is expected Sunday.
The sky will partly clear Sunday night, with a low temperature of 44 degrees. Monday will be partly sunny with a high of 63 degrees.
Driving Safety Tips
Urban freeways and routes are subject to flooding during heavy downpours or extended periods of rain.
Never try to drive through debris flows, large puddles or standing water.
Do not drive past “Road Closed” signs and always follow commands and instructions from Caltrans personnel, CHP/law enforcement and emergency responders.
Snow in the Mountains
Meanwhile, Caltrans reports that snow elevations will possibly drop to the 4,000-foot level Saturday night and Sunday morning, which will affect all mountain regions in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, including the Cajon Pass and Mountain Pass on Interstate 15.
Road conditions will be icy in areas affected by snow. Chains will be required in mountain areas. Chain control information can be found here.
Caltrans maintenance crews are preparing state highways for rain and snow. Crews in the mountain and pass regions will be preparing the highway in advance of the storm with deicing agents. Snow plows and other equipment are ready.
Caltrans winter driving tips can be found here.