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Angeles Crest Highway could reopen on Friday

June 1, 2011 |  8:01 am

Angeles Crest Highway could reopen on Friday

Angeles Crest Highway between La Cañada Flintridge and Angeles Forest Highway could reopen as early as Friday.

Caltrans spokesman Patrick Chandler said last week that the mountain pass needed just a little more striping and other finishing touches before it could reopen to the public, but held back from giving a date for its reopening.

But on Tuesday, Public Information Officer Ming-Yang Hsu of the California Highway Patrol's Altadena Station forwarded to a handful of public officials and members of local media an email that Chandler apparently sent earlier in the day inviting the CHP to participate in a Friday morning announcement.

The nine-mile stretch of road first closed during the Station fire in August 2009, reopening three months later, only to close again in January 2010 due to debris flow, washouts and other damage caused by post-fire rainstorms.

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Photo: Access is restricted while repairs are being completed on a stretch of Angeles Crest Highway in La Cañada Flintridge. Credit: Raul Roa / Times Community News