Thursday, February 5, 2009

Debris Flows in Upper and Lower Canyon

The City of Sierra Madre Emergency Services responded to Skyland Dr. and Woodland Dr. at approximately 5:50PM and encountered mud and debris on both streets. As a result, Woodland Dr. will be closed at Sturtevant Dr. overnight. Skyland Dr. will also be closed to traffic.

Sierra Madre Public Works Department will begin the process of clearing the roads shortly after 6:30AM tomorrow morning (Friday, February 6, 2009), weather permitting. Road cleaning cannot be done while its raining. First priority will be Woodland Drive, as its closure impacts a significant number of residents. Will will clear the blockage of Skyland Drive as quickly as possible.

The City remains at a Yellow Flag Alert and urges residents in the affected areas to continue to monitor weather reports and contact the Sierra Madre Police Department at either 911 or 626-355-1414 to report any new hazardous situations.

posted by James