The parade of dump trucks that crowded La Cañada Flintridge and Crescenta Valley streets throughout the winter are coming back.
Crews, contracted by Los Angeles County Public Works, will soon begin expanding the Pickens, Snover, Bigbriar, Mullally, Pinelawn and Starfall catch basins later this month, officials said. Some cement barriers, installed last year to divert debris flows, have already been removed to allow access.
Impacted Residents near the affected basins were notified by flier, said county spokesman Kerjon Lee. Officials also followed up with a community meeting in Paradise Valley in La Cañada, one of the most at-risk neighborhoods.
“The communication has been great with the county,” said Paradise Valley resident Olivia Brown. “They have been really trying to protect us and work with us.”
Since November, debris basins in La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and north Glendale were repeatedly filled with mud and debris, the result of heavy rain on hillsides denuded by the Station fire. Public Works crews worked throughout the winter to excavate the basins between storms.