A bout of overnight showers brought typical traffic issues but not the rock and mud slides some feared for Glendora and Azusa residents living near the barren burn area of a 2,000-acre fire that hit late last year.
“It rained pretty good for about two hours. We checked, all the runoff is out of the streets,” Glendora police Sgt. Marty Barrett said Tuesday morning.
Glendora officials raised their alert level from green to yellow Sunday in anticipation of the storm system that they feared could compromise hillsides left bare by the Colby fire.
Earlier this year, residents in Azusa and Glendora were ordered to evacuate as a large storm caused minor flows of debris and mud that damaged some properties. However, the current storm is significantly smaller, according to the National Weather Service.
“It’s nothing compared to that storm at the beginning of last month,” said meteorologist Andrew Rorke. “For the rest of the day we’ll get scattered showers. Overnight, another band of showers will come over the area.”
Glendora and Azusa could see up to a third of an inch of rain Tuesday night, forecasters said.
California is still dramatically below its seasonal average for rain, and what are typically the wettest months have passed, Rorke said.
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