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Sunset Lower Debris Basin Clean-out from 9/3/19 - 9/28/19

Post Date:08/30/2019 8:47 AM

BURBANK, CA (August 30, 2019) – To protect the community during winter storm season, Los Angeles County Public Works will conduct critical clean-out operations at debris basins affected by the 2017 La Tuna Fire. Removal of this sediment and debris is necessary to safeguard lives and property during this period of increased mudflow risk for local burn areas. The affected debris control facility is Sunset Lower debris basin.

Los Angeles County Public Works crews begin cleaning out the basin on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, from 7:00AM-5:00PM, and operations will last until Saturday, September 28, 2019, (no work on Sunday, or Holidays). The haul route for the various transport loads of sediment clean out will begin from Country Club Drive southbound – to westbound Olive Ave. – to southbound First St. – to westbound Verdugo Ave. – to northbound Front St. – and, onto southbound Highway I-5 on-ramp.

To expedite their operations, County crews require unobstructed access to County facilities. Please avoid parking vehicles or storing materials on streets near Basins on Country Club Drive during hauling operations. Parking restrictions (if necessary) will be posted 48 hours in advance.

For more information and to see a map of the truck routes, please see this press release from Los Angeles County Public Works: Sediment Hauling and Flood Control Maintenance Activities.

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