Commuters heading back to the Santa Clarita Valley from Pasadena, Glendale or La Canada-Flintridge will be in for a long drive this evening.
A fire, dubbed the La Tuna Fire, at La Tuna Canyon along Interstate 210 has closed the freeway in both directions for an “unknown duration,” according to the California Highway Patrol.
SIGALERT UPDATE: EB I210 AT SR118, WB I210 AT SR2, EB SR118 TO EB I210, NB SR2 TO WB I210 ALL LANES CLOSED FOR UNKNOWN DURATION
— CHP PIO – LA County (@CHPsouthern) September 1, 2017
Entrances onto Interstate 210 at State Route 118 and State Route 2 have also been closed.
Check the Signal’s Traffic Center for current traffic conditions.
— LAFD Talk (@LAFDtalk) September 1, 2017
Weather may also play a factor. The National Weather Service reported that gusty, erratic winds in the area had a potential for extreme fire behavior.
— Michael Dubron (@MichaelDubron) September 1, 2017
Smoke from the blaze could be seen from Canyon Country, as reported by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s station.
— SCV Sheriff (@SCVSHERIFF) September 1, 2017