Heavy Rains Close Malibu Canyon Road, California Incline And Part Of Burbank Boulevard
Here in Los Angeles, Mother Nature seems to be responding to the apocalyptic political conditions with some biblical weather of her own. The second of three back-to-back storms swept Los Angeles Friday, bringing heavy downpours with it. More heavy rain and potential thunderstorms are forecast through the early evening, along with an increased threat of flash flooding in coastal mountain and valley areas.
The severe weather has resulted in a number of major street closures across the county. Malibu Canyon Road is currently closed from Piuma Road to the tunnels, according to a California Highway Patrol spokesperson, who said that the canyon pass will be shuttered for an "unknown duration" while crews clean up the runoff, rockslides and debris from this morning's storm.
The California Incline, which connects Pacific Coast Highway to Santa Monica, was also shut down in the early afternoon on Friday due to mud and debris from the bluffs falling on the Incline, according to a tweet from the Santa Monica Fire Department.
Meanwhile in the valley, Burbank Boulevard is closed from Balboa Boulevard to the 405 Freeway due to flooding. All area 405 Freeway exits are closed in both directions.
There are also a number of the closures in the mountains. As of now, Mt. Wilson Road, from Angeles Forest Highway to Mt. Wilson Circle remains closed, along with Upper Big Tujunga Road from the Angeles Forest Highway to the Angeles Crest Highway.