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Angeles Crest Highway reopens

June 3, 2011 | 12:27 pm

Officials on Friday opened an important route through the Angeles National Forest that had been closed by wildfires and rainstorms for more than a year.

Angeles Crest Highway has been closed since Jan. 17, 2010, when heavy rain fell in the Station fire burn area and washed away three major sections of pavement through the Angeles National Forest.

Caltrans had planned to reopen the road in December 2010, but record rainfall that month and in January 2011 brought down so much debris and water that the runoff overwhelmed a culvert and washed out a slope, necessitating further repairs and delays.
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Photo: Cyclists are rolling once again along the Angeles Crest Highway following a two-year closure. Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times