Ortega Highway, 241 Toll Road Remain Closed For Repair Work – Irvine Real Estate – Irvine Homes for Sale

by Robert Mack on December 27, 2010

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The Ortega Highway and a stretch of the 241 Toll Road remain closed until further notice due to emergency work to repair storm damage, according to officials.

The 241 Toll Road between the 133 and Santiago Canyon is shut until at least Monday, officials said, while numerous roadways in the canyons were closed indefinitely as workers clear mud and water, the Orange County Register reported today on its website.

Laguna Canyon Road and Pacific Coast Highway were reopened Friday to traffic through Laguna Beach, Caltrans officials said.

However, early this morning the California Highway Patrol closed the southbound lanes of Laguna Canyon Road between the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor (SR 73) and El Toro Road. The northbound side remains open.

Between a half inch and an inch of rain is predicted for the coast and valleys, and between .75 and 1.5 inches in the mountains in the latest storm that occurred Christmas night.

The skies are expected to clear again tonight.

This latest storm, which will be colder than the last series of rains, and the snow level is likely to drop to 5,000 feet.

Beaches in Dana Point, Laguna Beach and San Clemente are closed until further notice after multiple sewage spills caused by the storms.

Twelve miles of beach from Crescent Bay to Poch.

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