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Flooding, Snow, Slides Close Roads
After rainstorms pummeled Southern California for the fourth day in a row Sunday, flooding, snow and slides forced the California Highway Patrol to close numerous roads and highways. Officials said they may remain closed today because cleanup efforts could take time, and conditions may worsen since more rain is expected this week. Here are some closures that may cause trouble for travelers today:
Los Angeles County
Glendale: Westbound 210 Freeway is closed to the southbound 2 Freeway; The southbound exit of the 2 Freeway at Mountain Avenue is closed.
East Los Angeles: Transition roads from the 710 Freeway to the San Bernardino Freeway is closed in both directions; the transition road from the westbound San Bernardino Freeway to the southbound 710 is closed
Santa Clarita area: California 126 is closed near San Martinez Grande Canyon Road.
Wrightwood area: Big Pines Highway is restricted between Largo Vista Road and California 2; snow tires and chains are required.
Palmdale: Palmdale Boulevard is closed between 70th Street East and 90th Street East.
Angeles National Forest: Lake Hughes Road is closed at the 13-mile marker; Glendora Ridge Road is closed from Glendora Mountain Road to Mount Baldy Road; Angeles Crest Highway north of La Canada is closed.
Encino: Burbank Boulevard is closed from Hayvenhurst Avenue to the San Diego Freeway.
Val Verde: Hasley Canyon Road is closed at Del Valle Road.
Sepulveda Pass: The two left lanes of the northbound San Diego Freeway at Bel-Air Crest Road are closed until Tuesday or later.
Malibu: Malibu Canyon Road is closed between Pacific Coast Highway to Piuma Road. Topanga Canyon is closed from Pacific Coast Highway to Greenleaf Canyon Road.
For more information about Los Angeles County road closures, go to www.chp.ca.gov.
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Fillmore area: California 126 between Fillmore and the Los Angeles County line is closed indefinitely.
Santa Paula area: California 150 about half a mile west of Thomas Aquinas College is closed because of a 75-foot-wide sinkhole.
Camarillo area: California 118 is closed at Somis Road; University Drive at Lewis Road, leading to Cal State Channel Islands, is closed. Motorists must use Potrero Road to enter or exit the campus.
For more information about Ventura County road closures, go to www.vcsd.org.
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San Bernardino, Riverside counties
Big Bear Lake area: California 18 is closed at the Snow Valley ski area.
San Bernardino: California 330 is closed from Highland Avenue to Running Springs; the northbound lanes of Interstate 215 are closed from Palm Avenue to Interstate 15.
Lake Elsinore: Ortega Highway is closed at Grand Street.
For more information about Inland Empire road closures, go to www.dot.ca.gov.