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Muslides & More News from Mike

If you heard rumors about people getting stranded on the Angeles Crest Highway, they weren’t rumors:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/12/cars-stranded-on-angeles-crest-highway.html

Also, as of 7pm the County has announced that they will reopen Big Tujunga Cyn Rd on Monday, December 13, from the LA City Line to Angeles Forest Hwy.

More as it becomes available.

~B~

Sent  by Mike McIntyre December 13 at 5:32pm

We did a preliminary recon of the cabin tracts and forest service facilities. There does not seem to be any serious damages. The road in Trail Canyon did get washed out but I don’t know exactly where. The best I can tell from getting it second hand is that the slide was above the cabins around the parking lot, so I am thinking past Mike’s place. Apparently the culvert we put in held. Again, this is second hand, but the road in was fine. At 9 am tomorrow we will be meeting to discuss lifting the Forest Storm Plan. Hwy 2 is still down to one lane due to the slides and closed. County roads are in good shape though there was an issue between the first bridge and camp 15. Keep checking the county road website to see when they will lift their closure.

Mike

Michael J. McIntyre
District Ranger
Los Angeles River Ranger District
12371 North Little Tujunga Canyon Road
San Fernando, CA 91342
(818) 899-1900 ext. 223
(818) 896-6727 (FAX)

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“Don’t Accept The Norm…..It is
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Roads Closed and Permits Suspended

In response to the current wave of rain storms, LA County Public Works has closed Big Tujunga Canyon Road and the Angeles Forest Highway. Also, recreational use permits are temporarily suspended for the duration of this rain event.

For the latest road closure information, go to:

http://gis.dpw.lacounty.gov/roadclosures/

District Ranger Mike McIntyre will initiate condition surveys of the Big Tujunga area Monday, December 14, in order to determine whether or not it is safe for residents to return to the canyon. As soon as the potential danger of flooding and debris flows has passes, this permit suspension will be rescinded.

In the mean time, stay dry, keep warm, and stay safe.

~B~

P.S. Didn’t I say something about “gully washers”?

News from Mike McIntyre – NWS Conference Tomorrow

Hi All,

Mike asked me to send an update along to the list. As you know we’ve got more storms headed our way, and while we’ve been lucky so far, it’s only a matter of time before we get a “gully washer”. It never rains in California, remember?  😉

I also wanted to include a link for Weather.com’s 10-day forecast. It’s not a guarantee, but it’s another resource to use for planning while we work on clean-up, sand bagging, etc.

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/91042

Lastly, let me echo Mike’s call for patience and understanding. Keep in mind that just because we’ve weathered storms and flooding in the past, this is a new game. The Station Fire was, after all, the WORST fire in LA County history. The damage to our mountains from this fire is much more extreme than that which caused the 1978 and 1982 floods. Don’t take the risk. Do what you can to protect your home, but don’t delude yourself. If debris starts heading your way, there is nothing you can do to stop it. If you stay, you risk your lives. It’s that simple.

So far all the Station Fire has only claimed 2 lives. Let’s keep it that way.

~B~


As I was leaving work, I saw that the National Weather Service has scheduled a conference call tomorrow (it was tentative earlier this week depending on how the two storms were shaping up) to give us the up-to-date on the storms.  The fact it is scheduled indicates that the Saturday storm could be a big one.  So I may be issuing permit suspensions after the call – this is a heads-up.  We will incorporate lead time into the suspension.  Flexibility is the key.

Mike

Michael J. McIntyre
District Ranger
Los Angeles River Ranger District
12371 North Little Tujunga Canyon Road
San Fernando, CA 91342
(818) 899-1900 ext. 223
(818) 896-6727 (FAX)

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“Don’t Accept The Norm…..It is
Somebody Else’s Compromise”
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