The deluge that drenched the Southland Thursday led to the closure of two major thoroughfares in south Orange County — Ortega Highway and Laguna Canyon Road.
A 200-foot Orange County Flood Control District wall collapsed in the 1000 block of Laguna Canyon Road Thursday afternoon, prompting authorities to close the roadway, Laguna Beach police Sgt. Jim Cota said.
A Boys and Girls Club branch on the block had to be closed for the day, and parents were notified to pick up their kids, Cota said.
Laguna Canyon Road was closed between Canyon Acres and El Toro Road.
“We’re going to reassess around 5 o’clock,” Cota said.
Orange County officials issued a mandatory evacuation order for residents of burn-scarred areas in Trabuco Canyon, and Trabuco Canyon Road was closed. Trabuco Creek Road has been closed since Wednesday, said Carrie Braun of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
Ortega Highway, meanwhile, was closed at Gateway Place.
Live Oak Canyon Road was closed down near Trabuco Oaks Drive in the Trabuco Canyon area, and Pacific Coast Highway was closed south of Warner Avenue in Huntington Beach.