Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. Photo by Joe Wolf/CC-ND via Flickr.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. Photo by Joe Wolf/CC-ND via Flickr.

Chain restrictions were in effect on one highway in Los Angeles County Saturday, as three roads remained closed.

State Highway 2 — the Angeles Crest Highway — remained closed in the highest part of the San Gabriel Mountains, near Islip Saddle, due to a rockslide.

Chains were required above the 5,500 foot elevation on both Big Pines Highway and state Route 2 at the Mountain High Ski Area, west of Wrightwood.

Near Elizabeth Lake, Lake Hughes Road remained closed, as county crews remove muck from a burned hillside that spilled onto the back-road connection between Quartz Hill and Newhall.

More than 20,000 cubic yards of rock and dirt have been moved off the pavement, a Los Angeles County Department of Public Works spokesman said.

West of Malibu, Pacific Coast Highway remained closed in the Point Mugu area, as mud and rocks are cleared from that stretch of Highway 1. Southbound traffic is diverted off at Las Posas Road, northbound traffic is turned around just west of Neptune’s Net, and the Ventura (101) Freeway is the only detour due to backroad closures in Ventura County.

—City News Service

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