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Updated: 11/24/2009 02:59:41 PM PST


Roads through wildfire-damaged sections of the Angeles National Forest will reopen Nov. 30, officials said Tuesday.


Parts of the Angeles Forest Highway, Angeles Crest Highway and Big Tujunga Canyon and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon roads that were closed due to the Aug. 26 fire will be reopened about 5 a.m. Monday.


Anything more than a light shower, however, may prompt a new round of closings. Denuded hillsides are likely to produce slides when saturated.


Work being done by the county Department of Public Works and Caltrans may create intermittent traffic delays, but most of the work has been done, county officials said.


Notice of closings due to rain will be relayed via message boards, news radio alerts, news releases, and commuters will be able to get e-mail alerts via www.dpwcare.gov and http://dpwgis.co.la.ca.us/website/roadclosures/main.cfm.


While the roads will reopen, all campsites and backcountry trails remain off limits.

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Newcomb's is "tanatively" opening on Monday.

Newcomb's IS open as of 0800 monday morning. I just returned from an exploratory ride up the Crest.

Road conditions still leave abit to be desired but the "Crest" is open as far as Newcomb's and beyond. And the "Forest" Hwy is open from Glendale to Palmdale.

I took the "Crest" from LaCanada to Newcomb's then back as far as the fork and took the "Forest" Hwy down into Palmdale then slabbed it home.

Watch out for ash/sand/gravel through most of the way until it's dispersed, and ICE in the shadows above about 5K feet.

But it is open with ALOT of new Asphalt that will be great when the ash/sand is gone. :clap::clap::clap::wave:

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There is another thread on this under Ride Tales. Here is what I posted there earlier today:


The highway reopened as scheduled yesterday, but I will wait a while before I go back up there. According to CalTrans, the slopes are very unstable and there are freqent rock slides. See this piece in today's Los Angeles Times:



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