City Evacuation Plan Still Needs Signoff From SM, LA, Caltrans, Etc.

Written by on November 26, 2019

The city has now come up with a comprehensive traffic management plan for P C H … aimed at avoiding the debacle of last year … when motorists sat stuck in traffic for 3 or 4 hours trying to get away from the looming … catastrophic Woolsey Fire.

Teh city plan calls for sheriff’s deputies to direct traffic on P C H to help canyon evacuees merge onto the eastbound highway … without stopping eastbound flow.

Good luck with that … we’ve seen sheriff’s deputies recently ordered to stay inside their cars when traffic lights black out.

City emergency services director Susan Duenas told the city council last night … that the plan needs buy-in from other cities.


“And the next steps are to reach out some some of our neighboring jurisdictions … some of our receiving cities as you might say that we evacuate to want to take a look at the plan and see if there’re any logistical things that we knew incorporate or that they need to put into their plans if we want to evacuate our residents to Santa Monica or over the hill.”

And again … good luck with that.

Santa Monica and the California Highway Patrol need to approve.

And the City of Los Angeles controls P C H signals from Sunset to Chautuaqua … and they have shown zero indications of working on P C H safety issues over the decades.


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