Rain And Snow Close Roads, Cause Crashes

Thursday December 6, 2018

(Top photo of PCH by LASD Reserve Officer Tommy Fakehany)


(Bottom photo of I-5 at Grapevine is from Caltrans) 

     The main part of the storm that dumped between 1-3 inches of rain on Ventura County yesterday and today is now to the east of us although there remains a chance of showers tonight.  It caused numerous rock and mudslides, street flooding, and toppled trees, especially in the recent burn areas, but there will no major problems.  There was a Flash Flood Warning in those burn areas this morning but was allowed to expire.  Mudslides closed PCH between Ventura and LA counties, but it has since reopened.  Snow closed Interstate Five at the Grapevine, but southbound has been reopened and northbound will reopen soon.

Updated at 5:30 PM Thursday--The main part of the storm that dumped between 1-3 inches of rain on Ventura County yesterday and today is now to the east of us although there remains a chance of showers tonight.

It caused numerous rock and mudslides, street flooding, and toppled trees, especially in the recent burn areas, but there were no major problems.

There was a Flash Flood Warning in the Woolsey and Hill burn areas this morning but it was allowed to expire.

Mudslides closed PCH between Ventura and LA counties, but it has since reopened.

Several canyon roads that connect PCH and the 101 remain closed due to rock and mudslides.

Snow closed Interstate Five at the Grapevine, but it's now OPEN


Here are the rainfall totals for Ventura County through Thursday evening...

 .VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL

 OXNARD - NWS...................... 1.87

 SATICOY........................... 1.43

 CAMARILLO (KCMA).................. 1.22

 CSU CHANNEL ISLANDS............... 1.14

 VENTURA........................... 1.04

 SILVERSTRAND BEACH................ 0.94

 OXNARD CIVIC CENTER............... 0.34

 LA CONCHITA....................... 0.33

 

 .VENTURA COUNTY W. VLYS

 MATILIJA DAM...................... 2.09

 SOUTH MOUNTAIN.................... 1.67

 STEWART CANYON.................... 1.19

 OJAI.............................. 1.10

 STATION CANYON.................... 0.93

 FAGAN CANYON...................... 0.91

 LAKE CASITAS...................... 0.90

 

 .VENTURA COUNTY E. VLYS

 CIRCLE X RANCH.................... 2.60

 CHEESEBORO........................ 2.19

 NEWBURY PARK...................... 2.17

 ROCKY PEAK........................ 1.89

 PIRU.............................. 1.85

 SYCAMORE CANYON DAM............... 1.81

 SIMI VALLEY....................... 1.31

 MOORPARK.......................... 1.26

 WESTLAKE VILLAGE.................. 1.20

 

 .VENTURA COUNTY MTNS

 ORTEGA HILL....................... 2.69

 ROSE VALLEY....................... 2.40

 NORDHOFF RIDGE.................... 2.09

 OLD MAN MOUNTAIN.................. 2.01

 NORTH FORK MATILIJA............... 1.76

 ALAMO MOUNTAIN.................... 1.68

 HUNGRY VALLEY..................... 1.54

 WHITE LEDGE PEAK.................. 1.14

 LOCKWOOD VALLEY................... 0.93

 CHUCHUPATE........................ 0.78

 APACHE CANYON..................... 0.20