04 December 2014

Yet Another Carbon Canyon Road Closure

It's deja vu all over again, it's deja vu all over again, it's deja vu all over again . . .

Carbon Canyon Road was fully closed again this afternoon, albeit for a lot shorter period than the recent 26 hour debacle, because a car downed power lines once more on the Chino Hills side, this time near Canon Lane.

The mid-afternoon accident, however, appears to have been far less complicated than the accident earlier this week, as a closure alert went out at 2:42 p.m., stating the state highway was closed from Carbon Canyon Regional Park on the Brea side and from Canon Lane on the Chino Hills side.

Seven minutes later, though, a follow-up reported that, only three minutes after the previous alert, SCE was able to secure the site and reestablish power on the line, so the road was open once more.


Anonymous said...

Yep -- they were up in the very wee hours with bright lights fixing stuff, and are still there now, in fact. Gotta hand it to those guys! And our internet never even went down!

JA in Mountain View Estates/Canon Lane neighborhood

Anonymous said...

I just drove in from Chino Hills to Sleepy Hollow, and it is a mess coming from the Brea side. I wish all those commuters would drive elsewhere!

prs said...

Hello JA and Anonymous of 5 December, thanks for the comments. Driving by this morning, it wasn't clear where the incident was but it's good that service seems to have gone uninterrupted.

Anonymous, occasional driving through Carbon Canyon Road at about 6:15 to 6:30 a.m. has shown in recent months that traffic has increased notably compared to what was experienced in the past ten years. With more housing being proposed, approved and built in the canyon now that the market has improved enough, we can expect more traffic, unless public transit and carpooling are more utilized.