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Evacuation orders lifted for foothill areas as storm moves out

December 13, 2009 |  9:20 am

Evacuation orders have been lifted for all residents of La Crescenta, La Cañada Flintridge and Big Tujunga Canyon, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said this morning.

Nishida also said that four hikers who went missing Saturday night in Eaton Canyon were rescued this morning. A sheriff’s helicopter discovered the group, which consisted of an 11-year-old, two 18-year-olds and a 43-year-old, at about 7 a.m.  No injuries were reported.

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Krystal Carter, Angeles Crest Highway remains closed due to mudslides at mile marker 26 in La Cañada Flintridge and at Angeles Forest Highway and Aliso Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest. Big Tujunga Canyon Road is also closed from Mt. Gleason to Angeles Forest Highway.

-- Corina Knoll

Photo: Resident Constainto Totalca sweeps small rocks off of Haines Canyon Avenue in Tujunga. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times