Fish Fire Impact Area Storm Update; City of Duarte Moves to a Green Alert Level; Streets Open to Thru Traffic
With the bulk of the clean up operation behind them, City of Duarte officials are moving to the Green Alert level at 4 pm this afternoon, February 18th. Identification checkpoints will lift and the public and residents may now move about freely through the impact area.
Existing K-rails and newly installed deflector walls on Melcanyon Rd. contained the approximate 1400 cubic yards of mud, and debris that flowed on City streets shortly after 6:00 pm on Friday, February 17th as the City sustained six hours of flash flood warnings and heavy rain. No property damage or injuries were reported and City crew and contractors were on site prior to 7:00 am to commence clean up work. More clearance work, primarily behind k-rails, will commence again on Monday, February 20th. This may necesitate periods of posted temporary no parking on Melcanyon.
For up to date and immediate Fish Fire Impact area 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. Detailed information about the Fish Fire is available 24/7 at www.accessduarte.com under the “Resident” tab. To speak to someone regarding storm or safety information, contact Duarte Public Safety at 626-357-7938, open today from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. After 4:00 pm, contact LA County Temple Sheriff’s Station at 626-285-7171 or call 911 in the event of emergency.