- Saturday December 7th, 2013 :: 02:22 p.m. PST
AVOID AREA: Parking Restrictions & Heavy One Way TRAFFIC Sunday: Rye Canyon Loop, #SCV. Unofficial Paul Walker memorial
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and the City of Santa Clarita recommend the public avoid the Rye Canyon Business Park if at all possible on Sunday, December 8, 2013. A large number of people have stated via social media their intentions to go to the site Sunday to memorialize the deaths of actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas.
This is not an event sanctioned by the city or sheriff’s department. However, residents need to anticipate the impact that an overwhelming number of cars will have on the area. Ongoing parking restrictions and lane closures will remain in place and will be enforced in the interest of public safety.
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, December 8, traffic will be altered, making Kelly Johnson Parkway a one way street, west of Constellation Road, which will continue to Alta Vista Drive. Alta Vista Drive will be a one-way street, eastbound to Copperhill. There will be no westbound traffic on Alta Vista or Constellation Road. Local access to area businesses will be permitted during that time.
In the interest of public safety, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department encourages those choosing to travel through the area to exercise extreme caution. Traffic is anticipated to be heaviest between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Santa Clarita Transit will continue to operate, but the public may experience delays.
Residents can contact the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Department at (661) 255-1121 for more information.
(LASD – Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, 12/03/13
Traffic and Parking Enforcement For Public Safety - Rye Canyon Loop, #LASD Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Deputies Request Persons Visiting Collision Site Obey All Laws
The investigation of the traffic collision wherein two people lost their lives on Saturday, November 30, 2013, in the city of Santa Clarita is continuing. A more specific description of the location where the collision occurred is Hercules St. at Kelly Johnson Pkwy, which is very near the business park at the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop, Valencia. The Office of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner will determine the identities and the cause of death of the victims. Their investigation is continuing.
As the investigation continues into this tragic incident, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Deputies ask that all persons wishing to visit the site of the tragedy follow all local and state laws, including traffic laws and posted no parking signs. Many people have come to the site, including news media, throughout the day and night since the collision occurred.
Many drivers are choosing to park in an unsafe manner along the curb on a street that is a curve. This poses serious safety concerns as approaching motorists often cannot see that cars or people are there. Most of the area has “No Parking” signs and other traffic signs to help prevent collisions. Since Saturday, many people have been ignoring these signs and warnings and are endangering themselves and passing drivers. The posted speed limit in the area of the collision is 45 MPH.
Deputies ask that people wishing to visit the area park legally and safely in appropriate and legal public parking areas. Also, follow all pedestrian traffic laws when walking to the site.
Importantly, many area businesses have private parking lots, with posted signs, and people who park in those parking lots are subject to having their vehicles towed as dictated by law, which include the rights of the nearby property owners.
This is a tragic incident. Sheriff’s deputies understand many people are choosing to visit the site to assist in the grieving process. Yet it is important to take legal safety measures to help avoid injury to people in the area. Deputies have issued many warnings but some members of the visiting public have continued to endanger themselves and others.
Deputies are conducting frequent patrols of the area and all laws are being enforced by issuing citations. This includes enforcement of posted “no parking” signs.
Deputies appreciate the cooperation of the public so that we can avoid issuing citations, and most importantly, so that no one visiting the area is injured.
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