Flood advisory canceled; more rain expected tonight

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From the Los Angeles Times:

The National Weather Service has canceled its flood advisory for Los Angeles County as the latest Doppler radar images show that shower activity across the region has decreased in intensity.

Light showers will continue throughout the afternoon, and more significant rainfall is expected this evening.

Meanwhile, major canyon roads through the burn areas will remain closed today, according to the Los Angeles County Public Works Department.

Closures include Angeles Forest Highway, Big Tujunga Canyon Road and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road.

Crews are working through the day to clear debris basins in anticipation of heavier rain tonight.

There has been no major flooding or mudslides, but forecasters say residents in La Cañada Flintridge, Sylmar, La Crescenta and surrounding foothill communities should remain vigilant as the storms move through the region.

Officials have erected K-rails and lined streets with sandbags in neighborhoods near the Station fire burn area in hopes of preventing any damage to homes. A federal report this year said those areas were at extreme risk of mudslides in the event of heavy, sustained rains.

— Ruben Vives

Sources from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works:

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Written by Times Community News

December 12, 2009 at 11:14 am

Posted in L.A. Times

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