LA CRESCENTA — While an early-season storm Wednesday caused havoc for motorists on the roadways, local foothills that were scarred during the Station Fire went unscathed.
Public Works officials said the recently-burned foothills fared well during the storm, which was expected to bring a half-inch to an inch of rain.
The National Weather Service on Wednesday advised residents who live in the recent burn areas to monitor reports during the storm because those areas are susceptible to flooding and debris flows.
Glendale crews spent the past several weeks cleaning out La Crescenta and Montrose-area debris basins, Public Works Director Steve Zurn said. In preparation for this year's winter storms, they also cleared out storm drains during the summer.
Crews also worked on properly engineering and grading the Dunsmuir Sediment Placement site, which served as a deposit location for debris and mud collected from foothill-area basins during recent storms.