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Storms trigger minor debris flow in Sierra Madre

Yellow flag alert remains in effect for LA County due to expected rains this afternoon and evening.

I heard last night from a friend up in Sierra Madre that the areas adjacent to last springs wild fires that the heavy rains yesterday evening were causing some minor debris flows in their area.  

I visited Sierra Madre up on Skyland Dr near Orange Ave.  The roads overall were in good condition.  I came across only a few spots where the muck, gravel and debris made it difficult to get some traction.  I stopped near one of the sharp spots as the debris, possibly 2-3 inches thick was deeper than I wanted to brave in my little car.  

For those of you in the Sierra Madre your city Web has info on the streets affected by the potential for mud flows and street closures.  

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