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Fish Fire Impact Area Storm Update; Duarte Returns to Green Level; EOC Deactivated; Impacted Streets now Open and Clear; Light Rain Projected for next storm on 1/11

As a result of the storm that occurred in the early hours of Monday, January 9th , approximately 50 cubic yards of debris was released and settled on both Mel canyon Road and Deerlane Drive. The City’s Field Services staff worked this morning through early afternoon to clear the debris. Road closures were lifted by noon and staff will continue to clear small debris by hand until later today. The City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was also deactivated at 12:30 p.m.

Duarte Unified School District has been notified streets are clear for thru traffic and pick up at school sites can occur as normally scheduled. Duarte Transit will return to its normal route including the Fish Fire Impact Route starting January 10, 2017.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) projects light rain for the next storm with less than ½ inch expected. As a result, Los Angeles County Public Works will not be issuing a phase flow alert for the Fish Fire Impact Area.

The City of Duarte always encourages residents in the Fish Fire Impact area to prepare BEFORE the storm. Unfilled sandbags and sand are available at the Los Angeles County Fire Station Department 44, located at 1105 Highland Avenue in the rear area 24/7.

Up to Date Information: The City strongly advises all residents to sign up for FREE Duarte Nixle alerts. For text alerts, simply text “DUARTE” to 888777. For email alerts, visit www.nixle.com. The City of Duarte will also use Twitter @CityofDuarte to send out emergency information. Information about the Fish Fire is available at www.accessduarte.com under the “Resident” tab.