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LASD - Santa Clarita Valley Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Wednesday January 16th, 2019 :: 09:14 a.m. PST


Ready for More Rain?

Please be Advised: Heavy Rain Expected Wednesday 

Rain is expected to increase by midday on Wednesday and become heavier in the evening and overnight periods. 

Unfortunately, traffic collisions tend to increase during the wet weather. Slow down. Speed limit signs are designed for ideal conditions. Beware of hydroplaning. When a vehicle is travelling too fast in wet or flooded conditions, the tires of the vehicle cannot displace the water fast enough, and the vehicle is actually driving on top of the water, and getting no traction whatsoever. This causes the vehicle to drift or skid uncontrollably. Try to avoid curb lines as this is where water usually accumulates the most. If you do experience hydroplaning, take your foot off the accelerator and steer in the direction of the skid until your car has slowed enough to regain traction. Do not slam on the brakes, as this may cause your vehicle to skid even worse and give you little to no control.

If you are driving in inclement weather requiring your windshield wipers to be activated, you are also required to have your headlights on, per California Vehicle Code, 24400(b). This is to make you more visible to other drivers. Please remember at the end of your drive, to turn off your headlights, so you don’t return to your car with a dead battery.

When driving, stay alert to any road hazards. Stormy weather can cause power lines to fall. This can create hazards – electrifying puddles, wet grass, and the surrounding area. Don’t touch anyone or anything in contact with a downed power line. Always assume downed power lines are energized and dangerous. Stay away and call 911.


• Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station 661-255-1121, or 911 for an emergency

• Public downed trees (not private property): (661) 290-2222

• Public storm drain back up: (661) 286-4098

• Flooded streets/debris/traffic signals: (661) 294-2520, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Weekdays

• Power outage (Southern California Edison): (800) 611-1911

City of Santa Clarita Government offers more 'Ready for Rain' tips, emergency contact numbers, notifications and updates at

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Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station polices the City of Santa Clarita and the unincorporated communities and a portion of the Angeles National Forest, as well as Bouquet Canyon, Canyon Country, Castaic, Gorman, Hasley Canyon, Newhall, Neenach, Sand Canyon, Santa Clarita, Saugus, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Sleepy Valley, Southern Oaks, Stevenson Ranch, Sunset Point, Tesoro del Valle, Valencia, Val Verde, West Hills and West Ranch.

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LASD - Santa Clarita Valley Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
23740 Magic Mountain Pkwy
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 661-255-1121

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