Boulder Drops on Car Traveling on Palisades Drive:
LAPD beach patrol officer Jimmy Soliman received the emergency call around 4:15 p.m. on Friday, January 31.
Soliman and Firefighters from Station 23 responded. The boulder was so large, it had to be broken up in four pieces in order to be cleared from the road. The road was closed briefly during the removal of the stone.
Watch for Potholes and Other Hazards
With the heavy rains, potholes are appearing in local roadways. There are now some major holes along Temescal Canyon Road, in the slow lane, near the high school. One is a collapsing piece of roadway that is about three feet wide by eight feet long and three inches deep.
There are some potholes that have also appeared on Sunset. Please report them. If a person’s car is damaged because of holes in the pavement, a resident will not be able to collect damages from the City, unless that pothole had been reported.
Call 311 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or call the Bureau of Street Services between 7 a.m. to 3:55 p.m., Monday through Friday (800)996-2489.
There’s also an online service request and comment form (visit:bss.lacity.org/resurfacing/potholes.htm).
Written correspondence can be sent to:
Bureau of Street Services
Administrative Services Division,
Customer Service Call Center
1149 South Broadway, 4th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90015
Watching the Storms on Radar
One reader advised that residents can go to the following website (https://www.nbclosangeles.com/weather/maps/122192669.html) to watch the approaching storms to better plan your day. If there is a heavy cell of rain and wind approaching, let it pass before you go on the road.
LAFD sent out an alert today at 12:30 p.m. “Motorists: expect congestion and delay across the region, avoid flooded areas and consider limiting non-essential travel; Monitor traffic reports on news radio.”
Some Storm Drains May be Blocked
L.A. Sanitation sent the following note to Nextdoor: “The wind and rain from this latest storm has carried away a great deal of debris, which can clog catch basins and storm drains to cause flooding. When you see this, please call our 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489. We’re dispatching crews across the City to clean up.”