5 NORTH CLOSED AT LAKE HUGHES IN CASTAIC DUE TO FIRE

5 NORTH CLOSED AT LAKE HUGHES IN CASTAIC DUE TO FIRE

Update 8:37pm

Two lanes now open on the 5 NORTH at Lake Hughes Rd.

5 NORTH traffic is jammed from Magic Mountain Pkwy

14 NORTH traffic is stop and go from the 5 to Sand Canyon

Update 8:08pm

CHP says two lanes are about to open on the 5 NORTH at Lake Hughes Rd.

5 NORTH traffic is jammed from the 126.

Lots of people are detouring on the 14.  14 NORTH traffic is stop and go from the 5 to Sand Cyn.  Sierra Hwy NB is also heavy.

Update 6:42pm

CHP reports 5 NORTH remains closed at Lake Hughes Rd in Castaic.

5 NORTH traffic is still jammed from Magic Mountain Pkwy.

Update 5:42pm

5 NORTH remains closed at Lake Hughes Rd in Castaic to the Grapevine while the fire continues to burn.

5 NORTH traffic is still jammed from Magic Mountain Pkwy – moving at less than 5mph.

  • 5 NORTH -> 126 WEST -> 101 NORTH
  • 5 NORTH -> 14 NORTH -> 138 or 58 WEST -> 5 NORTH

The fire is now over 150 acres.

 

Update 4:20pm

5 NORTH is still closed at Lake Hughes Rd in Castaic to the Grapevine while crews continue to put out a fire.

5 NORTH traffic is jammed from Magic Mountain Parkway – moving under 5 mph.

5 SOUTH remains open however.

The fire has burned about 50 acres so far.

Update 3:11pm

5 NORTH remains closed at Lake Hughes Rd in Castaic heading to the Grapevine while crews battle a brush fire.

5 NORTH traffic is jammed from Magic Mountain Parkway, with speeds under 5 mph.

Alternates to the 5 NORTH closure include:

  • 5 NORTH -> 126 WEST -> 101 NORTH
  • 5 NORTH -> 14 NORTH -> 138 or 58 WEST -> 5 NORTH

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5 NORTH is now closed at Lake Hughes Rd heading to the Grapevine after a brush fire broke out.

Reports of the fire came in shortly after 1pm.  At first it was thought to be a training fire, but soon it was figured out this was not training.

Officials are treating this like “Operation Snowflake” and following the same protocols as when the Grapevine becomes snowed in.

5 NORTH traffic is jammed from the 126.

Use the 14 NORTH to 138 WEST back to 5 NORTH as a detour.

More to come…

Chris Hughes
chrish@totaltrafficla.com

Published at 1:42pm (6-8-2012)

 

 


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