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Traffic Closures Lighten as Fires Stagnate

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If you're traveling into, out of or through areas affected by the Sesnon or Marek Fire, here's the latest as of a 3:15 p.m. update sent out by the Mayor's Office. The more current info is updated at (800) 439-2909. Below are roadway and public transit updates:

If You're Driving

  • Sesnon Bl closed west of Balboa and in both directions between
    Porter Ranch Dr. and Tampa Avenue
  • Jollete St and Neon PL are streets are closed at Sesnon
  • The following streets are closed to northbound traffic at Rinaldi Street: Mason Av, Porter Ranch Dr., Corbin Av, Reseda Bl, Tampa Av, Wilbur Av, Zelzah Av. (South bound lanes are open as evacuation routes).
  • The 5 and 14 Freeway off ramps to Balboa are closed
  • Foothill Boulevard between Osborne Street and 210 Freeway is closed in both directions.

If You're Using Public Transit

  • Metrolink Trains to Ventura and Palmdale are operating normally.
  • Formerly shortened Metro Bus Lines 168 and 761 have returned to regular routes and service
  • Metro Bus lines with slightly shortened routes are lines 290, 233 and
    243 (route 242).
  • Metro Bus line 290 is running regular service except on Foothill
    Boulevard between Wentworth and Osborne streets, where there is no
    service.
  • Metro Bus lines 233 have discontinued regular service north of
    Glenoaks.
  • Metro Bus line 243 (route 242) has discontinued service north of
    Devonshire Boulevard.
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