Big Tujunga Canyon Road
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PHOTOS: Bracing for rain in Southern California’s burn areas

Abel Ballesteros takes a break from working overnight clearing small rock slides along Big Tujunga Canyon Road. Residents of hillside homes braced for possible flash floods and mudslides. Only a few rock slides along occurred along the road as a Pacific storm dampened foothill areas devastated by wildfires. (Spencer Weiner/ Los Angeles Times)
Big Tujunga Canyon Road remained closed this morning as residents of hillside homes braced for possible flash floods and mudslides. (Spencer Weiner/ Los Angeles Times)
A charred truck sits below fire-damaged hillsides along Stonyvale Road in Big Tujunga Canyon. (Spencer Weiner/ Los Angeles Times)
Andre Khachatourians checks for any rocks or mud sliding on a burned hillside along Pine Glen Road in the Pinecrest neighborhood of La Crescenta this morning before heading to work. His house is directly across from a steep hill that was burned a prescribed backfire during the Station fire. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
K-rails are being installed along the 5000 block of Ocean View Boulevard and Earnslow Drive in La Cañada Flintridge to protect homes from possible mudslides caused by heavy rain expected to hit the burn areas. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Vaughn Aeschleman, right, helps his aunts Patricia Reveles, left, and Virginia Krause, middle, load sandbags at Two Strike County Park on Rosemont Avenue in the hills of La Crescenta. With a powerful winter storm moving into Southern California tonight, heavy rain is expected and flash flood watches have been issued. Berkman, who has a carwash business on Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta but doesn’t live in the area, said, “I just had to come up here to help. It’s time to give back.” (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Jim Lumsden and his wife, Fae, right, help neighbor Danica Weinmann load sandbags onto her driveway along Harmony Place in the hills of La Crescenta in preparation for possible mudsides with the forecast rain. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Ken Cornwell carries a sandbag to protect his La Cañada Flintridge home from possible mudslides. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Luis Fernandez helps to build a barrier in front of the home of a friend who lives on Canyonside Road in the Briggs Terrace neighborhood of La Crescenta. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Roy Simmons works on storm preparation at a La Crescenta home. As of Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service had issued flash-flood watches for mountain burn areas from Santa Barbara to San Bernardino counties. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Local homeowner Ross Mitchell fills a sandbag at a makeshift bagging area on Ocean View Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Dennis Pruden heaves a loaded sandbag onto his truck at the La Cañada Flintridge bagging site. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
A jogger negotiates a maze of stormwater barriers put up along Ocean View Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)