Morning rain slows commute, floods roadway, spurs potholes
A car drives through flooded streets at Del Valle Road and Hasley Canyon Road Monday morning. Austin Dave/The Signal
By Christina Cox
Monday, February 6th, 2017

Another storm system hit the Santa Clarita Valley Monday morning, slowing traffic on the freeways and causing flooding on city streets.

Commuters experienced slowed traffic on the southbound Interstate 5, just south of Calgrove Boulevard, when a series of potholes appeared in the No. 4 and 5 lanes of the freeway.

Witnesses reported seeing cars with flat tires on the side of the road from driving over the interstate’s potholes.

A car drives through flooded streets at Del Valle Road and Hasley Canyon Road Monday morning. Austin Dave/The Signal

The rain also brought flooding to Del Valle Road and Hasley Canyon Road before 9 a.m.

Officials with the California Highway Patrol almost closed the road; however, held off doing so as drivers could make their way through the flooded streets.

According to 24-hour rain totals from the NWS, Del Valle and Newhall received 0.83 inches of rain, and Saugus received 0.37 inches of rain.

The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast projects that the rain will continue into Tuesday and possibly Wednesday morning, with a 50 percent chance of showers Tuesday.

Gusty winds will accompany the storm with south winds at 10 to 20 miles per hour (mph) and gusts up to 30 mph, according to the NWS.

Temperatures are expected to reach highs in the mid-60s and lows in the low-50s throughout the week before a chance of rain returns Friday morning.

ccox@signalscv.com
661-287-5575
On Twitter as @_ChristinaCox_

About the author

Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.

A car drives through flooded streets at Del Valle Road and Hasley Canyon Road Monday morning. Austin Dave/The Signal

Morning rain slows commute, floods roadway, spurs potholes

Another storm system hit the Santa Clarita Valley Monday morning, slowing traffic on the freeways and causing flooding on city streets.

Commuters experienced slowed traffic on the southbound Interstate 5, just south of Calgrove Boulevard, when a series of potholes appeared in the No. 4 and 5 lanes of the freeway.

Witnesses reported seeing cars with flat tires on the side of the road from driving over the interstate’s potholes.

A car drives through flooded streets at Del Valle Road and Hasley Canyon Road Monday morning. Austin Dave/The Signal

The rain also brought flooding to Del Valle Road and Hasley Canyon Road before 9 a.m.

Officials with the California Highway Patrol almost closed the road; however, held off doing so as drivers could make their way through the flooded streets.

According to 24-hour rain totals from the NWS, Del Valle and Newhall received 0.83 inches of rain, and Saugus received 0.37 inches of rain.

The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast projects that the rain will continue into Tuesday and possibly Wednesday morning, with a 50 percent chance of showers Tuesday.

Gusty winds will accompany the storm with south winds at 10 to 20 miles per hour (mph) and gusts up to 30 mph, according to the NWS.

Temperatures are expected to reach highs in the mid-60s and lows in the low-50s throughout the week before a chance of rain returns Friday morning.

ccox@signalscv.com
661-287-5575
On Twitter as @_ChristinaCox_

About the author

Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.