23 April 2009

CalTrans Completes Carbon Canyon Cleanup

CalTrans District 12 from Orange County was out en masse today working on Carbon Canyon Road (State Highway 142) from the San Bernardino County line out to Olinda Village with all kinds of equipment and personnel to remove the absorbent rolls (official name, anyone?) laid out back in November after the Freeway Complex Fires were followed by a threat of heavy rain.

It turned out that the mudslides did not materialize because of substandard rainfall for a third straight year and, now that the rainy season is, for all intents and purposes, over, it was time to remove the material.

Still, quite a bit of heavy equipment was brought out and dirt and debris, most of it presumably from the last big winter storm season of 2004-05, was cleared off the shoulders, making for quite an improvement on the road.

As an added bonus, the trash that was unceremoniously dumped on the side of the highway on the old La Vida Mineral Springs property was gone this morning, likely thanks to the CalTrans crew.

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